The Traisental is one of the youngest and smallest wine-growing regions in Austria. It was only created in 1995 and previously belonged to the large area of Donauland. The vineyards are located to the left and right of the river that gives the area its name, between Herzogenburg and where the Traisen flows into the Danube at the village of Traismauer, which was founded as a Roman camp. The main villages are Inzersdorf, Nussdorf ob der Traisen and Getzersdorf.
The region is known for its spicy Grüner Veltliner and mineral Rieslings, which have been marketed under the Traisental DAC designation since the 2006 vintage. The vineyard area is 848 hectares, of which more than 60 percent is reserved for Grüner Veltliner. This makes the Traisental one of the areas with the highest percentage of Grüner Veltliner in Austria.