Grüner Veltliner Geppling
Geppling (formerly Gebling) is widely regarded as one of the best vineyards in the Kremstal region. It is planted on a steep, terraced hillside at 850 feet above sea level facing directly south. The soil there is conglomerate and the vines are 43 years old, producing low yields of very high quality fruit. Distinctive east-west oriented ridge with south- and southwest-facing vineyard-terraces. The ridge consists of conglomerate from the Hollenburg-Karlstetten Formation, protruding through massive loess deposits that are in turn covered by younger gravels from an old watercourse of the Danube River. The soils are calcareous, sandy and contain abundant gravels. In the lower parts of the southern slope the vineyard had calcareous, silty soils derived from loess.