Grüner Veltliner and Riesling Millions of Years Young Its name refers to the Kamp river. Its center happens to be Austria's largest wine town, Langenlois. And with 4,000 hectares under vine, the Kamptal is also one of Austria's larger wine-growing areas. Of special significance are culture and tourism, which are enhanced further by the numerous Heurigen wine taverns and vinotheques here. Playing a special role between wine friends and vintners throughout the area are the main grape varieties Grüner Veltliner and Riesling.
Terroir, the oft-quoted and much discussed magic word in today´s wine trade, plays a highly important role in the Kamptal especially because it is home of the Heiligenstein, one of the most prominent vineyard sites for wines that are individualistic and full of character. The name refers to the hell-like insolation that utilises the hot, dry microclimate. Geologically, the soil dates back 270 million years to the Permian age, and is composed of desert sandstone with volcanic particles.