Wachau Panorama
Wachauer Himmelstiege

“He who toils this vineyard need not fear the depths of hell – in his hand lies the key to St. Peter’s pearly gate”. This old saying about the “Himmelstiege” says it all. What sounds like a promising afterlife reward gives reason to entertain some doubt in the profane here and now. As legendary as the wines, as steep and exposed was the former Dürnstein vineyard. The vineyard itself was eventually abandoned but the manual cultivation of Dürnstein’s steep terraces is toilsome and laborious as ever.

Today the Himmelstiege lends its name to a selection of wines from steeply terraced vineyards in the "commune" of Dürnstein. These wines impress with classic fruit aromas and a strong mineral character thanks to the vineyards’ unique exposition. The extraordinary combination of the somewhat milder climate of the eastern part of Wachau valley and the meager primary rock soils yield wines with powerful elegance.

Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Himmelstiege 2017

Clear and precise spicy expression. A powerful Grüner Veltliner that displays plenty of finesse with its racy structure. Further details...

Riesling Federspiel Himmelstiege 2017

Pure fruity aroma of vineyard peach and subtle exotic nuances. This Riesling exhibits a racy structure and plenty of finesse. Further details...

Zweigelt Rosé Federspiel Himmelstiege 2017

This rosé has pronounced mineral character, intense fruit and enchanting freshness - a wine with style and character. Further details...

Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Himmelstiege 2017

Complex aromas of ripe fruit, some tropical hints and notes of black pepper – a superb Veltliner from old vines! Further details...

Domäne Wachau
3601 Dürnstein 107
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