The Wachau Valley is in Austria, west of Vienna, along the Danube. Nearly 440 hectares of vineyards are grown by members of this cooperative, which is 30 percent of the entire Wachau region. These vineyards are located on steep terraces reinforced with old stone walls and declared to be part of the world's cultural heritage. Famous names such as Achleiten, Kollmitz, Loibenberg and Tausend-Eimer-Berg are part of the Domäne Wachau vineyards and make it the only wine cellar with wines from all the most prestigious locations in the region. Domäne Wachau strives for the highest quality and, as a member of the Vinea Wachau Nobils Districtus association, produces wines of the categories Steinfeder, Federspiel and Smaragd. Grapes are harvested from their own vineyards, and no grape, neither must or wine may be purchased outside of Wachau. Nowadays, the winery is one of Austria's top ten white wine producers.