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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 The terroir of Carnuntum: investigation of the physiogeographic characteristics and interdisciplinary study of viticultural functions of the Carnuntum wine district, Austria

The terroir of Carnuntum: investigation of the physiogeographic characteristics and interdisciplinary study of viticultural functions of the Carnuntum wine district, Austria


During a three-year period, the vineyards of the Carnuntum wine district are investigated for their terroir characteristics. The interdisciplinary study is aimed at the description of the physiogeographic properties of the region and at the investigation of the main viticulture functions by means of climatology parameters, geological compilation, detailed mapping of the quaternary loess/loam cover of the region, detailed soil mapping, hydrologic investigation and mineralogical, sedimentological and geochemical analyses of soil and bedrock. Additionally, winegrowers of the region are asked to complete a questionnaire regarding their experience because their local and regional knowledge plays an important part in the study. The objective of the study is to compile thematic and synoptical maps by means of GIS as a first comprehensive examination of the natural factors of environment.


Publication date: December 3, 2021

Issue: Terroir 2010

Type : Article


M. Heinrich (1), H. Reitner (1), A. Baumgarten (2), J. Eitzinger (3), Th. Gerersdorfer (3), J. Graßl (4), W. Laube (3), E. Murer (5), H. Pirkl (6), H. Spiegel (2), I.Wimmer-Frey (1)

(1) Geological Survey of Austria, Neulinggasse 38, A-1030 Vienna, Austria
(2) Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Institute for Soil Health and Plant Nutrition, Spargelfeldstr. 191, A-1226 Vienna, Austria
(3) University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Institute of Meteorology, Peter Jordan Str. 82, A-1190 Vienna, Austria
(4) Die Rubin Carnuntum Weingüter, Carnuntum Wine Region Cooperation, Fischamenderstr. 12/3, A-2460 Bruck an der Leitha, Austria
(5) Federal Agency for Water Management, Institute for Land and Water Management Research Pollnbergstraße 1, A-3252 Petzenkirchen, Austria
(6) Geological Office, Plenergasse 5/27, A-1180 Wien, Austria

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Austria, terroir, geology, soil, climate, questionnaire, GIS


IVES Conference Series | Terroir 2010


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