The Pichlhof, the medieval estate of the Schöberl family, sits right at the gateway to the Spitzer Graben. This location at the periphery has its charm, and especially when the Pichlhof Heurigen is open. The vineyard opens its doors once in the spring, summer and autumn. It is much quieter here than in the more touristic centres down in the Danube valley. While sampling their way through a classic culinary repertoire and an excellent choice of wines, visitors can let their gazes drift to the Hinterhaus ruin or to the Setzberg. Riesling and Veltliner dominate proceedings in the seven-hectare strong estate, and three terraces in particular deserve extra attention. About one hectare of the Schöberl’s vines is planted on the 1000-Eimer Berg, from the grapes of which vigorous and mineral-rich Riesling Smaragde are pressed. The Steinborz terrace hosts the vines for a spicy and succulent Veltliner Smaragd. The Setzberg is the third exceptional terrace – it is there that the Riesling and Veltliner for single-vineyard Federspiele grow. Muskateller and Neuburger complement a small but selective wine range, which is further enriched by fine spirits, nectar and – if one happens to be at the right place at the right time – fresh fruit from the 90 apricot trees.