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Kellerberg (vineyard Austria)

Popular vineyard designation in Austria. Probably the best known is located in the municipality of Dürnstein in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region of Wachau on the south-eastern slope of the Dürnsteiner Schloßberg. It is named after the Baroque jewel "Kellerschlössl Dürnstein" of the Domäne Wachau winegrowers' association, which lies at its foot and where tastings are held regularly. The extremely steeply terraced south to south-east facing vineyards with slopes of up to 65% cover 12 hectares of vineyards at 204 to 336 metres above sea level. They lie on weathered primary rock soils with an abundance of gneiss and slate as well as loess islands. Here, mainly the Grüner Veltliner and Riesling varieties are cultivated. There are two subriedens called "Wunderburg" and "Küss den Pfennig". The latter is derived from the difficult working conditions, because "every penny that has to be paid for this wine is worth kissing". Shares in Kellerberg are held by the producers Bäuerl Wolfgang, Domäne Wachau (WG), Knoll Emmerich, Pichler Franz Xaver, Schmidl Theresa and Tegernseerhof.

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