Steep terraced site, with south to southeast exposure; situated very close to the Danube River, and thus quite open to the wind and to temperature swings. The rocky subsoil consists of crystalline stone, of Urgestein – primeval rock – such as Gföhler gneiss, mica schist and pockets of amphibolite. The soils are correspondingly stony, hard, and for the most part without limestone.