Over 3,802ha of vines you find a variety of terroir, ranging from loess over gravel to striking parcels of primary rock and even volcanic elements, as on the highly regarded Heiligenstein (Hell rock!). Mostly Grüner Veltliner and Riesling are planted here. And red wine is gaining in significance. Riesling is planted along the steep terraces on south-facing slopes, that in places are so steep that no layers of loess can form a hold; they produce powerful, mineral wines with exceptional aging potential. Southwards towards the Danube, there is a change in the soil structure to wider loess and loam terraces as offering the perfect conditions for traditional, but also full-bodied Grüner Veltiner, as well as the red and white Pinot varieties and Zweigelt. The Danube River just skirts the southernmost limit of the region. The Kamp River runs right through it north to south. For the weather, you get the hot, Pannonian plain heat from the east mingling with the cooler temperatures from the Waldviertel region from the north west.