„Wagram“ – since 2007, the official designation of this winegrowing region – describes a mighty plateau in the landscape which stretches along the left bank of the river Danube for over 30km. This section comprises of approximately 2.500 hectares of vineyards. The remaining vineyard area consists of the vineyards around Klosterneuburg, south of the Danube.
Its uniform geological and climatic characteristics make the Wagram a model wine growing region. The soils – a deep layer of loess piled up at the shore of a prehistoric sea forms a unique landscape – are high in fossils and minerals. It demonstrably lends the wines their very individual typicity.
The influence of the Pannonian climate with very warm sunny days alternates with cool nights. This combination creates wines with a pronounced fruity, elegant and creamy texture. This “terroir” is perfectly mirrored in the main grape variety of the region, the Grüner Veltliner. The autochthon Roter Veltliner also thrives excellently under these conditions.
The leading wineries produce powerful red wines – predominantly from the grape varieties Blauer Zweigelt and Pinot noir – just as sweet wines. Special ice wine of particular quality is vinificated in the Wagram region. Due to the raised quality standards, the Wagram is no longer considered an insider tip. Villages like Feuersbrunn, Fels, Kirchberg and Großriedenthal have long become firmly established as the home of engaged wine growers.
The most famous winemakers are: Karl Fritsch
Leth and Bernhard Ott.