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Steinertal

Situated in the municipality of Unterloiben(Dürnstein) in the Lower Austrian wine growing region Wachau. It forms an amphitheatre with a view of the opening Wachau wine-growing landscape, as indicated by the old name "Steingraben". The steeply terraced vineyards, which are oriented to the south to south-east, at an altitude of 231 to 298 metres above sea level, have a slope gradient of up to 64% and cover almost six hectares. The barren primary rock weathering soils have a sandy, humus-poor topsoil, which is covered with red-brown iron oxides. Along crevices and clefts, the vine roots can penetrate deep into the rock. The varieties cultivated here are mainly Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. Shares in the reed are held, for example, by the vineyards Alzinger, Högl Josef, Pichler Franz Xaver, Tegernseerhof and Urbanushof Paul Stierschneider.

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