Kremstal is named after the town of Krems, one of the oldest wine towns in Austria, and is situated east of the Wachau and its steep terraced vineyards. There are around 2,250 hectares of vineyards in Kremstal divided into three different zones, starting with rocky ancient stone soils in the Kremstal river valley and the town of Krems itself, then to the deep loess soils towards the east of Krems, and finally the southern bank of the Danube opposite Krems, close to the magnificent Stift Göttweig monastery. The Danube-influenced microclimate and old vineyard terraces yields excellent growing conditions for aromatic, elegant wines. Kremstal DAC was introduced in 2007 producing vibrant and spicy Grüner Veltliner and delicate, mineral-rich Riesling wines. Kremstal DAC wines are available either as in classic fresh medium-bodied styles or as rich, more intense Reserve wines.