The Wagram region is characterized by formations of Loess up to 20 m that were windblown from surrounding mountains during the ice age. Loess is a mixture of silica sand, limestone, feldspar, mica and clayey sediments. This layer of loess covers older formations like Gfoehler Gneis, red Donau gravel and sand from the primordial ocean. Therefore, during past centuries terraces were formed around Goesing that are characterized by diverse soil types what makes vineyard locations here very special. This terraces and hillsides belong to the oldest settlements of Central Europe, because people were able to live here during the last ice age. Findings like mammoth teeth while digging to construct cellars are souvenirs of that time.
You can find meter-high layers of Loess that cover primary rocks on the terraces of the Goesinger Fumberg, the Goesinger Goldberg and Bruendelgraben. Shell limestone soils with a higher percentage of clay can be found in our vineyard Hengstberg (371 m sea level), on the highest mountain of the Wagram region. In our very special location of the vineyard Weelfel plants are rooted on sand from the primordial ocean covered by a clay layer with a very high percentage of limestone content. Our terraces on the mountain Eisenhut (348 m sea level) and in Vodertaelern consist of red, iron- and limestone-rich and very mineral primordial gravel from the Donau, Eggenburger sand mixed with Loess, which is predestined for the oldest variety of the Wagram region- Roter Veltliner.
All our vineyards are surrounded by a diverse structured landscape of hedges, bushes, trees and forests. Through this landscape management the terroir is very fertile und vital. Not only vines but also different trees varieties like walnut trees or vineyard peach trees are planted anywhere we can find space. Also, the birds play they role in seeding new trees…