Ried Brenner is mid-way up a hillside in the direction of the Hengstberg ridge. The Ried is exposed to the south and has an elevation of roughly 230 to 290 metres. The vineyards, only a small part of which is terraced, predominantly face south. The soil is a calcareous brown earth composed of loess. Loess is a calcareous rock dust (silt) that was blown here from the Alpine region during the cold phases of the Ice Age, at a time when vegetation on the forelands of the glaciers and river plains was sparse. Today, it forms a loamy, sandy and invariably calcareous soil with a well-balanced chemical and mineralogical composition and a good capacity for storing water. Vineyards are recorded at this location in both the Franziszeische Kataster (Austrian cadastral survey) from 1823 and the Administrativkarte (administrative map, 1864–1881). They were already referred to as “Brenner” back then. The name suggests that the area used to be cleared by fire.
Source: ÖWM, BFW-eBOD Digitale Bodenkarte, Riedenatlas Wagram 2021, M. Heinrich et al. 2009, GBA 2015: Blatt 39 Tulln, NÖ Atlas-Land Niederösterreich, www.familia-austria.at