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Loibenberg

A vineyard or site (also called Loibner Berg) in the municipality of Unterloiben (part of Dürnstein) at the eastern end of the Lower Austrian wine-growing region of Wachau. Due to the large extension and the great differences in altitude, there are four sub-ranges: Langen Zung, Rauheneck, Rothenberg and Süßenberg. As one of the oldest vineyards in the Wachau, it was mentioned in documents as early as 1381 as "Weingarten Büns zu Lewben an dem Leubnerberg". The vineyards, which face west to southeast and have slopes of up to 77%, cover 31 hectares of vineyards on the 420-metre Loibenberg at 213 to 396 metres above sea level. Geologically, the Loibenberg is characterised by primary rock soil, the so-called "Gföhler Gneis", which was formed from granite. In some parts, such as Rothenberg, there are massive loess drifts. The sandy-stony soil favours water drainage and facilitates root growth. The vineyards are secured with dry stone walls.

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