One of the eight specific wine-growing areas in the Austrian province or generic wine-growing region of Lower Austria. Viticulture was already practised here by the Celts before the birth of Christ. In the municipality of Stillfried, grape seeds of the cultivated vine Vitis vinifera were found, dating back to 900 BC. This makes it one of the oldest wine-growing communities in Central Europe, along with Zagersdorf in Burgenland. The typical Weinviertel wine is named Brünnerstraßler after an old trade route from Wien to Brno in the Czech Republic. The gently hilly area north of the Danube borders the Czech Republic in the north and stretches from the Manhartsberg in the west to the border with Slovakia in the east.