Höhereck

Facts:

Town:
Dürnstein
Insolation in hours per year:
1966
Size in ha:
2,74
Terraced vineyard:
Yes
Aspect:
SW - SE
Slope gradient:
Up to 81 %
Altitude:
207 - 315 m

Description

Höhereck is the name of a barren ridge between the Flickatal and the Menthalgraben lying between the Kellerberg and the Loibenberg. Because of the extensive dry grassland that is dedicated to nature conservation, most of the area is not used for wine-growing. This and the associated small surface area are probably also the reason why its name is much less known in the wine world than the surrounding vineyards, even though the vineyard provides the same ideal basic conditions as its neighbours. The vineyard can be easily located by the war memorial lying at the foot of the mountain.

Soil profile Höhereck

The Höhereck, a ridge between the Kellerberg and the Loibenberg, is a natural treasure with oak groves, dry grassland and vineyards. Like all the terrace locations at Dürnstein, the Höhereck also consists of Gföhl gneiss. This led to the development of meagre, sandy, stony soils with good drainage and good rootability. The soils warms readily, allowing early budding of the vines in spring. The light-coloured rock at the bottom of the profile is a quartz- and feldspar-rich subvolcanic rock, an aplite.