Wine glossary

Steinfeder
Definition:the protected description for a dry, light-bodied wine from the Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus association, with a maximum alcohol content of 11.5% by volume

The name comes from the local "Steinfedergras" (Stipa pinnata), a grass which grows near the vines in the terraced vineyards, and is light like a feather, and delicately fragrant; just like the wine named after it. See also Federspiel and Smaragd.