Liebenberg

Facts:

Town:
Dürnstein
Size in ha:
10,86
Altitude in m:
203 - 348
Aspect:
SW - S
Average Slope in %:
35
Max. Slope in %:
81
Terraced vineyard:
Yes
Distance to Danube in m:
136
Labour required in h:
8.100
First documentary evidence:
1309

Description

As the mountain between the Tiefenthal and the Heudürrgraben, the Liebenberg is one of the three imposing vineyards between Weißenkirchen and Dürnstein. Oriented towards the south and south-west, the Liebenberg captivates with its very homogeneous overall appearance, characterised by dry stone walls. As a donation from Leuthold von Kuenring, this vineyard name was documented very early on (1312). The name refers to the former owners, the aristocratic Liebenberg dynasty.

Soil Profile Liebenberg

In the upper terrace vineyards of the Liebenberg, various forms of paragneiss represent the parent rock for the soils. Dark amphibolite outcrops are scattered everywhere, and amphibolite is also found in the stone walls.

The profile comes from the lower terrace vineyards, where the bedrock is covered by landslide material. It is a loamy-silty, strongly calcareous matrix with embedded paragneiss and amphibolite stones and rocks. During the landslide, the transported stones and rocks were aligned in the direction of movement.