The single vineyard Hochschopf is located in Neusiedl between Nußdorf and Wagram ob der Traisen between 250 and 360 meters above sea level. The vineyards are terraced and rather steep. The vines are mostly on gray-yellow, floury loess, the calcareous conglomerate of the Hollenburg-Karlstetten formation only reaches the surface locally in the northernmost and southernmost part of the single vineyard. The calcareous, loess-monumented soil has good water storage capacity and has a balanced chemical and mineralogical composition. The soil on the conglomerate, on the other hand, is barren and dry. The deposits of the Hollenburg-Karlstetten Formation consist mainly of calcareous solidified carbonate boulders, the conglomerate. These are about 15 million year old river and delta deposits of the Ur-Traisen from the Limestone Alps.
In the upper area, the soil is very poor and has a high carbonate content, so the location is very well suited for the varieties of the Pinot family (Pinot Blanc, Saint Laurent, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay). A mineral type of our Grüner Veltliner grows on the lower two thirds of the Ried due to the stony subsoil and the low loess layer.
The location is mainly oriented to the south-east and is well protected from the wind in the north and west, especially by the hill Spatzenberg, which contributes to a warm mesoclimate.Back to the Vineyard overview