The Weinviertel, an ancient cultural landscape that has been settled for thousands of years, means the “wine district”, and is located in the northern ear of Lower Austria. The climate of the Weinviertel is continental, and the terrain is generally flat, dry and fertile. The soils have loess, gravel and sand and less fertile limestone, granite and clay.
In Weinviertel, Austria’s largest growing wine growing area, the most famous and important grapes are Grüner Veltliner, Pinot blanc, Welschriesling, Zweigelt and Blauer Portugieser.
A WINERY WITH TRADITION
The Setzer family has been growing wine since 1705. While the family was initially very active in agriculture and cattle breeding, viticulture was only a minor side note. It was not until 2001 that the family turned exclusively to wine.
The Hohenwarth region is located next to Kamptal and Wagram, 400 m above sea level, little rainfall in the area, but there is no need for additional irrigation as the vines have very deep roots to survive the drier seasons.
The grape varieties Grüner Veltliner and Roter Veltliner are the main source of our wines, which are exported to 18 countries all over the world.