The origin of the winegrowers' association, founded in 1992, lay in regular meetings of ten winegrowers from the two Lower Austrian winegrowing regions of Kamptal and Kremstal with an exchange of experience regarding sites and vineyards in connection with their soils, microclimate and grape varieties and their cultivation. The goal of establishing a vineyard classification in the Danube region was already defined in the statutes of 1992. The association was not understood as an elite, but rather as a community of values in which the marketing of wines according to their origin has top priority.
At first, these were businesses from the four wine-growing regions of Kamptal, Kremstal, Traisental and Wagram. In 2018, the two wine-growing regions Carnuntum and Wien, which are also crossed by the Danube, were added, increasing the number of members to 62 businesses. With the addition of another five members, the number has grown to a total of 67 wineries as of September 2020. Michael Moosbrugger from the Schloss Gobelsburg winery has been the chairman of the association since 2007. The winemakers Philipp Grassl, Gerhard Lobner, Gerhard Markowitsch, Martin Nigl and Fritz Wieninger act as deputies.
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