At 9 AM on a summer morning, the ravine called Spitzer Graben is the coolest spot in all of the Wachau. For Maximilian Högl, the day has long since begun. Already at 5 AM he had driven his tractor up the steep slopes. This is vineyard work. He brandishes a broad smile as he meets Margarete Jäger, currently a student at the Klosterneuburg college of viticulture. The perspective of one day taking over her family’s winery at Weißenkirchen appeals to Margarete. We talk with the two of them about the Wachau, the region’s future and how important an emphasis on quality is.