The east-facing terraced Ried Diebstein is located on the top slope of the Fels hillside vineyards. The vineyards lie between approximatlely 260 and 310 metres above sea level. The soil comprises calcareous, silty black earth consisting of loess. Loess is a calcareous rock dust 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 1822 and the Administrativkarte (administrative map, 1864–1881). They were already referred to as “Diebstein” back then.
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