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Thousand bucket mountain

A vineyard or site in the municipality of Spitz a. d. Donau in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region of Wachau. It is the front side of Burgberg, the local mountain in Spitz, which is visible from afar. The main vineyard of the same name, Burgberg, is located on the back side of the mountain facing away from the Danube. The name "Tausendeimerberg" refers to the fact that in good years a lot of wine is produced here (1,000 buckets = 56,000 litres). The steeply terraced vineyards facing south to south-east at an altitude of 214 to 309 metres above sea level have a slope of up to 84% and cover 12 hectares. The two sides of the mountain are very different in terms of soil type. The Tausendeimerberg, which is made up of paragneiss and marble, is also called a typical primary rock weathered soil. By far the richest in humus of all the Wachau vineyard soils, it forms an essential water and nutrient reservoir for the very dry site. The white wine varieties Neuburger, Riesling and Grüner Veltliner are cultivated here. Shares in the vineyard are held, for example, by the Domäne Wachau, Donabaum Sighardt, Gritsch Mauritiushof, Gritsch Roman, Hofstätter, Lagler Karl and Schneeweis wineries.

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