The best terraces in Burgundy are traditionally surrounded by walls and are called ‘Clos’. A similar practice exists in the Wachau, but here, the walled-in terraces are called ‘Point’. The Pichl Point terrace is known as the best one in Joching, and the family Höllmüller produces two impressive Smaragd from the grapes that grow in the terrace’s loess-rich soil: a Riesling and a Veltliner. Alois and Erna Höllmüller are the fifth generation of wine-makers in their family. They produce wines from their seven hectares that reflect both their origins and the specificities of the respective grape varieties in their style: cool, firm Steinfedern come from the Buschenberg; dense, spicy Federspiele from Stein am Rain, the Vorderseiber and the Freiheit; and their Muscatel and Pinot Blanc originate from the Jochinger terraces. The Höllmüllers vinify their wines in a historic cellar which was already in use during Maria Theresia’s reign. But stainless steel tanks have now replaced the old wooden barrels, because they are much better suited to bring out the fruity notes in the wines. It is possible to sample the family’s entire range, which also includes an excellent St. Laurent, in their Heurigen, open almost all year round.