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Since the 2006 vintage, wine-legally defined DAC area (specific wine-growing region) in the Austrian wine-growing region of Lower Austria (generic wine-growing region). See under Traisental.

One of the eight specific wine-growing areas in the Austrian province or generic wine-growing region of Lower Austria. Incidentally, it is the only wine-growing region in the Mostviertel. It lies to the west of Vienna, borders the Danube to the north and is bordered to the south by the Lower Austrian capital St. Pölten. The current extent was created in 1995 by separating it from the wine-growing region of Donauland (now Wagram). The name was given by the 80 km long Traisen tributary, which flows through it from Herzogenburg in the south to Traismauer in the north and then flows into the Danube at Krems.

Traisental - Ahrenberg-Eichberg mit Schloss Sitzenberg-Reidling

History

The Traisen Valley is an ancient wine-growing region. A grape seed find from the Bronze Age 2,000 B. C. and a Celtic bronze bucket from 450 B.C. with drinking scenes at a festival show it to be one of the oldest wine-growing areas in Austria. The town of Traismauer was an old Roman town; the Limes, the wall against the Germanic tribes invading from the north, ran through here. According to legend, the Nibelungs were served wine in Traismauer on their way to King Etzel. In 1673, at a wine tasting, Inzersdorf wines were rated higher than those from the Wachau.

Climate & Soils

The predominant soil type consists of dry, sandy and gravelly-loamy layers. The climate is subject to Pannonian and continental influence, the Danube has a thermoregulating effect. The largest wine-growing community is Traismauer with about 200 hectares of vineyards. In Inzersdorf, monasteries such as Passau and Salzburg already owned vineyards around 1000. Other communities are Ambach, Angern, Atzenbrugg, Getzersdorf, Herzogenburg, Inzersdorf, Nasenberg, Nussdorf, Oberndorf, Oberwölbling, Reichersdorf, Sitzenberg-Reidling, Statzendorf, Waldlesberg and Würmla. Well-known vineyards are Engelreich, Gießgraben, Grillenbühel, Hausberg (named 950), Händlgraben, Pletzengraben, Rafasetzen, Wöbling and Zwirch.

Traisental - topographische Karte

Grape variety list

In 2022, the vineyards covered a total of 849 hectares of vines. Compared to 2015 with 815 hectares, this was an increase of 34 hectares (4%). The share of red wine varieties amounts to 13%, the share of white wine varieties to 87%. Grüner Veltliner dominates with well over half of the stock, followed by Zweigelt, Riesling, Muskateller and Müller-Thurgau.

Grape variety
Austrian
Main name

in Austria
permitted synonyms

Colour

HA
2022

%
2022

HA
2015

%
2015

Grüner Veltliner Weißgipfler white 528 62,3 478 58,6
Zweigelt Blue Zweigelt, Rotburger red 69 8,1 75 9,2
White Riesling Riesling, Rhine Riesling white 53 6,2 49 6,0
Muscat Blanc Yellow M., Red M. / Muscat Blanc white 29 3,4 20 2,4
Müller-Thurgau Rivaner white 20 2,3 27 3,3
Chardonnay Morillon - not used in Lower Austria white 19 2,2 16 1,9
Sauvignon Blanc Muscat Sylvaner white 15 1,7 13 1,5
Blue Portugieser - red 15 1,7 29 3,5
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Klevner white 13 1,5 13 1,5
Frühroter VeltlinerFrühroter...

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