Kamptal, named for the local Kamp River, is a region in Lower Austria, about 35 miles northwest of Vienna (Lower Austria, interestingly is in the far northeastern reaches of the country); Langenlois, the largest wine-producing wine town of Austria is found here. There are 9000 acres of vines planted on hillsides; the soils, formed over millions of years, are a mix of volcanic rocks and sandstones. Gruner Veltliner and Riesling are the signature varieties here, representing 80% of the region's plantings. These are arguably the nation's finest white wines, with intense aromatics and strong minerality; these are whites built for aging. (Wine/Appellations)