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One of the oldest and most famous vineyards (Lagen) in Austria, which was mentioned in documents as early as 1208. It is located in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region of Kremstal, adjacent to the northern edge of the city of Krems. Like most of the vineyards at that time, it was owned by the monastery. In the 1970s, the once famous name was unfortunately totally watered down because a large area with a total of 350 hectares was defined as a site and given the name of the original sand pit with only 25 hectares. Under the prestigious name, vast quantities were marketed as branded wine in supermarkets. This had a very negative effect on the wines from the "real" Sandgrube, unjustly so. During this time, a part of the vineyards was irretrievably destroyed because a busy motorway (the B37) was built right through the vineyards.

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