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Since the 2008 vintage, wine-legally defined DAC area (specific wine-growing region) in the Austrian wine-growing region of Lower Austria (generic wine-growing region). See under Kamptal.

One of the eight specific wine-growing areas in the Austrian province or generic wine-growing region of Lower Austria. The area to the west of Vienna was named after the 153-kilometre-long Kamp River, which flows through it from Schönberg in the north to Hadersdorf in the south and flows into the Danube near Krems. There is evidence of viticulture here at least since the early Middle Ages. Until 1993, the two wine-growing regions of Kamptal and Kremstal, which are now independent, were united under the name Kamptal-Donauland.

Kamptal - Langenlois mit dem Heiligenstein im Hintergrund

Climate & Soils

The predominant soil types are loam, loess, gravel and primary rock. The climate is characterised by hot, Pannonian influences as well as cool currents from the Waldviertel. Precipitation is rather low; in spring, autumn and winter there is often fog. A special feature is the famous Heiligenstein near Zöbing-Langenlois, made of desert sandstone with volcanic elements, whose name refers to the "hellish" sunshine (exposure) with a hot, dry microclimate. The alternation between hot days and cool nights gives the wines lively acidity.

Wine-growing communities

The wine-growing centre of the Kamptal wine-growing region is the largest Austrian wine-growing municipality in terms of vineyard area, Langenlois, with the cadastral municipalities of Gobelsburg, Haindorf and Zöbing. Other municipalities are Etsdorf, Hadersdorf, Kammern, Lengenfeld, Schönberg, Sittendorf, Straß im Straßertale and Walkersdorf. The most famous vineyard is the above-mentioned Zöbinger Heiligenstein; others are Bleckenweg, Gaisberg, Grub, Dechant, Fahnberg, Fraupoint, Hasel, Hiesberg, Käferberg, Kalvarienberg, Kogelberg, Ladner, Lamm, Letten, Loiserberg, Liß, Panzaun, Sauberg, Schenkenbichl, Seeberg, Spiegel, Sonnwendberg, Stangl, Steinhaus, Steinmassl, Tagler and Wechselberg.

Kamptal - topographische Karte

Grape variety list

In 2022, the vineyards covered a total of 3,574 hectares of vines. Compared to 2015 with 3,907 hectares, this was a reduction of 333 hectares (8.5%). The share of red wine varieties is 19%, the share of white wine varieties 81%. It dominates unchallenged with more than half of the stock Grüner Veltliner, followed by Zweigelt, Riesling and Müller-Thurgau.

Grape variety
Main name

in Austria
permitted synonyms






Grüner Veltliner Weißgipfler white 1.965 55,0 1.982 50,7
Zweigelt Blue Zweigelt, Rotburger red 456 12,8 520 13,3
White Riesling Riesling, Rhine Riesling white 361 10,1 397 10,2
Müller-Thurgau Rivaner white 149 4,1 243 6,2
Chardonnay Morillon - not used in Lower Austria white 97 2,4 87 2,2
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Klevner white 79 2,2 85 2,2
Muscat Blanc Yellow M., Red M. / Muscat Blanc white 72 2,0 50 1,3
Frühroter Veltliner Malvasia white 45 1,3 60 1,5
Sauvignon BlancSauvignon...

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