Variety of sites and climatic conditions
The soils of Burgenland are highly varied, extending from sand to heavy clay-laden soil with every conceivable gradation. Each of our vineyards has its own character and depending on the soil properties and sun conditions forms the backbone of all our efforts to produce full-bodied, robust wines.
Our vineyards can be found on the Parndorfer Platte, on its slopes and level sites, extending down to the Lake Neusiedl and generally designated Heideboden. One of our best sites is the Ungerberg, planted with Zweigelt vines that are more than 30 years old. Our contract vintners complement the variety of sites, resulting in a broad selection of very different soils. Whereby it is important to use that the current sites and soils are used optimally in order to obtain complex wines shaped by the terroir and typical for their grape variety.
The mild climate of Lake Neusiedl, one of Europe's largest inland lakes by area, as well as a high number of sunlight hours favour us in the cultivation of full-bodied, white wines, red wines and dessert wines. The varietals planted are primarily local varieties such as Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, St. Laurent, Pinot blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, Welschriesling, Muscat Ottonel as well as Grüner Veltliner. The internationally known varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot complement the selection.