Weingut Dürnberg - Falkenstein
Weingut Dürnberg - Falkenstein is located in the small village of Falkenstein at the foot of the Falkenberg in the heart of the wine region Weinviertel. The history of this wine region dates back to the 12th century. How important this region and the town of Falkenstein were, is evident from the fact that between the 13th and the 17th century all matters concerning viticulture between Vienna and Brno had to be settled in Falkenstein. Wines of Falkenstein thus link centuries-old tradition to the most modern wine-growing methods.
The Weinviertel is a household name for every Austrian wine lover, but the international reputation of the largest wine growing region in Austria is also growing. The wine area of 13,858 hectares is an essential factor, but the recipe for success is the Grüner Veltliner grape. From the Danube in the south to the Czech border in the north, from the Manhartsberg in the west to the Slovak border in the east, Austria's largest wine-growing region extends.
Due to various factors, in particular with regard to climatic influences and geological conditions, a division of the wine-growing areas can be made. In the western Weinviertel around Retz there is a dry microclimate which is ideal for the production of red wine. In the Pulkautal around the villages of Jetzelsdorf and Haugsdorf and in the extensive Kessellage of Mailberg fruity Zweigelt and blue Portugieser grapes bloom. An anchor point for lovers of white wine is around the municipality of Röschitz, where Grüner Veltliner and Riesling grapes develop a special finesse. The vintners in the north-eastern part of the Weinviertel around Poysdorf specialize in spicy Grüner Veltliner and Welschriesling wines. The northern boundary of the Weinviertel to Moravia is marked by the calcareous rocks of Staatz and Falkenstein. These provide an ideal environment for producing fruity, mineral wines. The villages Herrnbaumgarten and Schrattenberg, which lie to the north of Poysdorf, are predestined for their expressive red wines. Further to the southeast, on the border with the Marchfeld around Mannersdorf, the influence of the Pannonian climate is noticeable. In combination with the microclimate on the March River, the best conditions for Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Burgunder and aromatic grape varieties such as Traminer.