Four million years ago, the primordial ocean receded from this area and left terraces of sea gravel, covered with fine sediment, so-called “Loess”. Loess is the soul of Wagram. This distinctive ridge provides the name for our region: “The Wagram”.
The deep, loamy-sandy loess soil plays an impor-tant role in the development of our wines. Particularly the Grüner Veltliner, the Riesling and the Weissburgunder thrive in our area. Even rarities, such as the Frühroter Veltliner and the Roter
Veltliner have found their home at the Wagram.
Nestled into the Wagram cliff-side, an extraordinarily favorable winegrowing location, lies the town of Königsbrunn. As you can imagine we, the people of Königsbrunn, know a thing or two about wine!
It is the Brunnberg in Königsbrunn, rich in springs, formerly called Brunberi, around 1788 referred to as Brunberg, today Bromberg.
This name derives from the word ‘Stain’, which formerly stood for ‘rock’. We cannot find any of those in our vineyard though. It can be noticed, however, that in very dry years the soil becomes hard as stone (rock) and it is not possible to cultivate it.
The name Wagram is composed of ‘Wogen’ (billows) and ‘Rain’ (lynchet). Formerly Wogenrain, around 1011 documented as Wagrein, today Wagram. Around the 10th century the Wagram formed a large part of the border between Germany and the Great Moravian Empire.
The highest vineyard ‘Rain’ (lynchet) in Königsbrunn is an uncultivated boarder strip, which is also where the name comes from.
The composition of the vineyard’s name can be ascribed to ‘Rain’ (lynchet) and ‘Thal’ (valley)– a Southern slope made from pure loess.