The Riede Steinhaus is situated at the beginning of a south/southest-facing slope to the west of Langenlois. The name of this cru comes from the old Steinhaus (stone house) in front of the site that extends behind it. The house had been used to shelter the Kamptal's “Weinhiata”, vineyard “guards” who protected the ripe grapes well into the 20th century.
In the sun-drenched vineyard, the sunrays impinge on favourable ground: The surface is covered by many loose stones storing the heat of the day and giving it off far into the night. As a result, the grapes mature evenly so that the wine takes on a playful elegance. As the topsoil layer made up of sandy clay is very thin, the 30- to 40-year old vines can develop deep roots. In the gneiss layer below, calcareous marine sediments dating from the Tortonian period endow Grüner Veltliner with minerality rich in aromas. Vineyard peaches and lilacs, wild herbs, root vegetables and beech hedges provide the hares living in the vineyard with food and shelter.