The Salzberg is a southwestern slope of the Parndorf Plateau. The name “Salzberg“, literally “salt mountain” in English, refers to vineyards that stand on “salty“ ground, i.e. valuable and good quality soils. The soils of this renowned location are characterised by a dark, deep topsoil on top of old Danube gravel.
With its long, steep hillside, the location promotes maturation and enables the production of high-quality grapes that we use for Merlot and Blaufränkisch.
The Luckenwald location is a western slope. In German the name refers to a forest (“Wald“) in the “Lucken“, at the foot of the slope. The dark, fertile topsoil is a sandy loam material with coarse particles covering old Danube gravel. The orientation and the steep inclination of the slope ensure optimum solar irradiation of the vineyard, which we transform into our classic Zweigelt.
The vineyards of the Goldberg location possess a slight slant towards the northeast. Goldberg is a typical vineyard location name, which suggests a good harvest or high quality. The soil profile of the location presents a black soil with very coarse particles.
The original material of this soil consists of old Danube sediment, characterised by alternating strata of lime-free sand and calcareous gravel layers. The gentle inclination of the slope encourages the fruit and aroma development in our Zweigelt.
The Altenberg location is a south-westerly slope on the edge of the Parndorf plateau. The name “Altenberg“ or, in English “old mountain“ describes an area that has been used for wine production for a long time. The advantages of this great location were recognised long ago.
The browned topsoil in this vineyard is slightly calcareous and characterized by a high gravel content. The initial soil materials were old, very calcareous sediments. The slope inclination of the Altenberg location, with its intensive solar irradiation, gives our Blaufränkisch from this location strength and elegance.
The location name Edelgrund refers to the fact that it was clear to the vintners of Gols, very early on, that this was a particularly “edel” or noble part of the Heidebodens. The gravelly, calcareous black soil enables us to produce Blaufränkisch wines with a fruitiness and rich density typical of Gols.
Heideboden is the name of the renowned vineyard area that describes the eastern shore of Lake Neusiedl. With its varying but consistently fertile soils, and favourable microclimate, it is suitable for a plethora of grape varieties and wine styles. We use our Heideboden vineyards for the Zweigelt grape variety, but also for other red, white and dessert wines.
Zweigelt and other red, white and dessert wines