Schloss Gobelsburg, situated close to the town of Langenlois, is the oldest and best wine producer in the region of Kamptal. Kamptal lies between Linz and Vienna, and it is one of the three adjacent regions which make the finest wines in Austria, the other two being Wachau and Kremstal, all enjoying both the scenic magnificence and vinous potential offered by the River Danube. Schloss Gobelsburg's history was influenced both by the Hapsburg Emperors, who built the eponymous castle in the 16th century, and the Cistercian monks, who introduced vines as far back as 1171, a mere year after England had endured the murder of its most famous archbishop in its most famous cathedral. Indeed the vines were only ceded to their current owners, Wilhelm Brundlmayer and Michael Moosbrugger, in 1995. With an encyclopedic tapestry of soils, organic viticulture and relatively traditional winemaking, Gobelsburg make superlative wines, in particular the single vineyards Riesling from Heiligenstein and Gaisberg and Grüner Veltliner from Lamm, Grubb and Renner. The wines are seriously complex, gloriously rich and imbued with a real sense of place.