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Kamptal - Cool Valleys, Fragrant Wines of true Refinement

3870 hectares are planted mainly with Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, while the importance of red wine has its good stand. Loess and loam soils dominate the area, while higher vineyards are distinguished by weathered rock subsoils, ideal for Grüner Veltliner.

The region, which takes its name from the river Kamp, is spread out around Langenlois, Austria’s largest wine town. The entire area is dominated by the rise of the Heiligenstein, documented in 1280 as “Hellerstein”, Hell Rock, on account of its burning sun. A hundred years ago the area was famous for its picturesque summer retreats, the romantic castles and its pristine nature. These are still much in evidence, but it is the wine that gives the Kamptal its great name today.

The Heiligenstein profits fully from the distinct climatic conditions of the area. During the day the sun heats up the hillsides while at night the vineyards are cooled down both by the river and by the fresh breeze from the Waldviertel to the north. Especially white grape varieties develop a spicy aroma, a fine acidity and the region’s famous, crystal-clear mineral character. With their fine berry tones and delicate fruit the red wines are among Austria’s most elegant.