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Wagram

One of the eight specific wine growing areas in the Austrian province or generic wine growing area of Lower Austria. From 1995 to 2007 it was called Donauland, but this name never really caught on. The new name Wagram became valid from the 2007 vintage onwards. The soil elevation north of the Danube that gives the name extends from Feuersbrunn in the west to Heldenberg in the northeast. The name (Wachrain) is derived from "Wogenrain" or "Wogenrand", which was the former edge of the Danube in the Tullner Feld during the last ice age. On a base of primary rock lies a spring horizon of sea sand, above which the loess towers up to twelve metres high. The yellow soil has a high water storage capacity and provides for multi-layered wines.

Wagram - Weingärten mit rechts im Hintergrund Großweikersdorf

Wagram consists of two areas separated by the Danube. To the north and along the river, the above-mentioned much larger area extends between the Kamptal wine-growing regions in the west and Vienna in the East. It also gave its name to the wine-growing region and covers about 2,100 hectares. Well-known winegrowing communities are Fels am Wagram (with the vineyards Fumberg, Hammergraben, Mitterweg, Schafberg, Weelfel, Wora); Grafenwörth (Am Berg, Kellerweingarten, Nußberg and Rosenberg); Großriedenthal (Alter Weingarten, Eisenhut and Goldberg); Großweikersdorf as well as Kirchberg am Wagram (Hundsberg, Schlossberg and Steinberg).

Wagram - Karte mit Rebflächen

East of it and south of the Danube lies the second part named after the town Klosterneuburgincluding the city of Tulln and the community of Atzenbrugg. When the Donauland was renamed Wagram, it received the status of a large site. The vineyards of the much smaller part comprise around 350 hectares of vines. Höflein, Kierling, Kritzendorf, Maria Gugging, Weidling and Weidlingbach belong to Klosterneuburg. Well-known vineyards are Franzhauser, Weidling, Wieden and Ziegelgrub. The climate is influenced by the Danube, the protection against cold northern air from the foothills of the Manhartsberg and the nearby Pannonian area.

List of vine varieties

In 2015 the vineyards covered a total of 2,720 hectares of vines. Compared to 2009 with 2,452 hectares, this was an increase of 11%. The share of red wine varieties amounts to 21.5% and that of white wine varieties to 78.5%. Grüner Veltliner dominates with almost half of the stock, followed by Zweigelt and Müller-Thurgau.

Grape variety - austrian
Main name
officially authorised in Austria
Synonyms
Colour Hectare
2015
%-Ant
2015
Hectare
2009
Green Veltliner Weißgipfler white 1.331 48,9 1.166
Zweigelt Blauer Zweigelt, Rotburger red 373 13,7 345
Müller-Thurgau Rivaner white 171 6,3 193
White Riesling Riesling, Rhine Riesling white 134 4,9 102
Red Veltliner - white 83 3,0 73
Early Red Veltliner Malmsey white 77 2,8 83
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Klevner wh0 76 2,8 61
Gem. set white - white 75 2,8 117
Chardonnay Morillon - not used in Lower Austria white 56 2,1 25
Blauburger - red 55 2,0 63
Blue Portuguese - red 34 1,2 51
Gem. set red - red 32 1,2 2
Muscatel Yellow M., Red M. / Muscat Blanc white 31 1,1 16
Blue Burgundy Pinot Noir, Blue Pinot Noir red 27 1,0 24
Welschriesling - white 25 0,9 18
Blanc sauvignon Nutmeg Sylvaner white 23 0,8 15
Saint Laurent red 19 0,7 17,5
Cabernet sauvignon - red 18 0,7 18
Traminer Gewürztraminer, Red T., Yellow T. white 13,2 0,5 8,5
Merlot - red 9,5 0,4 7
Roesler - red 8,6 0,3 7,5
Neuburger - white 5,0 0,2 6,5
Nutmeg Ottonel - white 4,7 0,2 4,6
Sylvaner Green Sylvaner white 4,3 0,2 6
Scrubber Seedling 88 white 4,3 0,2 5,2
Bouvier - white 4,1 0,2 3
Blaufränkisch - red 4,0 0,1 3,2
Syrah Shiraz red 3,6 0,1 1,9
Grey Burgundy Pinot Gris, Ruländer white 1,8 0,1 1,8
Rathay - red 1,7 0,1 1
Cabernet franc - red 1,1 - 0,6
Decorative Fandler Late Red white 1,0 - 2,5
Goldburger - white 0,9 - 1,3
Blue Torrent - red 0,7 - 0,3
Rotgipfler - white 0,1 - 0,1
and. white varieties - white 15,2 0,6 6
and. red varieties - red - - 0,1
WHITE TYPES 2.134 78,5 1.910
RED VARIETIES 586 21,5 542
TOTAL 2,720 100 2.452

DAC system

The origin-based DAC system is in preparation.

Producers

Well known producers are Arkadenhof Hausdorf, Bauer Anton, Bauer Josef, Bauer Naturnaher Weinbau, Bauer Stefan, Bayer Franz, Blauensteiner Leopold, BRÜNDY, Diwald Martin, Ecker - Eckhof, Ehmoser Josef, Ernst Harald, Fritsch Karl, Fritz Josef, Gerhold Rainer, Greil Norbert, Güntschl Ludwig, Hanauer Hof, Heiderer-Mayer, Kolkmann, Leth Franz, Mayer Franz Anton, Mehofer - Neudeggerhof, Ott Bernhard, Polsterer Andreas, Reinberger Alfred, Salomon Fritz, Sauerstingl, Schloss Fels, Schneider Franz, Schuster Karl, Söllner, Stift Klosterneuburg, Urbanihof Fam. Paschinger, Waldschütz Anton, Weinhof Grill, Wimmer-Czerny, Wöber Josef and Zimmermann Rudolf Two well-known wine-growing associations are Wagramer Selektion and Weingüter Wagram

Pictures: © ÖWM - Lehmann

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