Facebook pixel

Wine from Burgenland

Austria’s Burgenland has the Brightest Wine Future

Burgenland, which lies in the easternmost part of Austria, is known to be the least populous state in the country.

This least populous state is found to be more popular for its wines.

Most of the wine lovers should be aware of this large wine region of Austria, which is famous for its richer and full-bodied red wines.

According to the wine experts, of all the wine regions in Austria, the most exciting innovations are stepping out from Burgenland and hence, they predict that the wine future looks bright in this wine land.

Wine grape varieties

Now, let’s see more about this significant wine region here…

Geography and Landscape of Burgenland

In Austria, Burgenland is found to be the most varied wine region, which occupies a narrow strip of land running from the Danube River down to Steiermark.

On the eastern side, the region is bordered by Hungary and to its west rests the foothills of the Mount Alps.

If Steiermark is kept aside, this region will be among the country’s southernmost wine regions.

When topographically seen, the Burgenland is more in-line with the neighboring country (Hungary) than with the rest of Austria.

Climate and Soils in Burgenland

In terms of climate, Burgenland is found to be experiencing sunny, continental types of summers.

This continental warmth that is being experienced by the region also extends into the western and southern parts of the region, where the foothills of the Alps have a larger influence on the terroir.

A greater amount of humidity is being created by the larger lake bodies along with several small, shallow lakes naturally here.

This effect encourages the development of noble rot during the autumn, thereby, supporting the production of dessert wines here.

In terms of soils, the east-facing slopes primarily consist of limestone and slate, thereby, creating a distinctive terroir for the cultivation of signature Blaufränkisch and other complex white varieties.

Wines from Burgenland

Alcohol and Distilleries

Viticultural Activities in Burgenland

The viticultural activities in Burgenland can be best understood by learning about the sub-regions of the state.

The sub-regions of Burgenland include the following:


This is the most important spot for sweet white wines and is named after the Lake Neusiedl that dominates the region.

As mentioned earlier, this large water body is partially responsible for the noble rot infections every year that make wines sweet enough to qualify as Beerenauslesen and Trockenbeerenauslesen.

This means that the botrytised dessert wines can be easily produced and hence, can be sold cheaply here.

The wine producers in this region have shown that this region is capable of producing rich, spicy red wines, as well as sweet wines.

The grape varieties that perform well in this region are:


This represents the hill country that is located to the west of the Lake Neusiedl.

This sub-region of Burgenland is found to be offering a variety of terrains, which is reflecting in the variety of grape varieties and wine styles being produced here.

Although the region’s wines are more or less similar to those that are produced in Neusiedlersee, the most popular wine here is the Ruster Ausbruch dessert wine, which is being produced in the western shore of the lake.


This sub-region is found to be the southern continuation of the forested mountains to the west of the Neusiedlersee.

This region is otherwise called as Blaufränkischland to reflect the dominant grape variety of the region, Blaufränkisch.

This is the only red wine DAC in Burgenland and thus, makes this sub-region the most celebrated red wine district in Austria.

The other varieties that perform well here are:


This sub-region is well-known for its refreshing Blaufränkisch wines from the rich soils of Eisenberg DAC.

The iron-rich soils in the zone are also responsible for few other wine specialties here.

One such specialty is the Uhudler wine that is made from the following North American species:

  • Isabella
  • Concord
  • Delaware
  • Noah
  • Elvira
  • Ripadella

Give this page a High Five!


Tharani Rajamanickam

Tharani Rajamanickam


I am Tharani, I have Bachelors degree in Biotechnology. I am passionate about the wine industry and continue to explore, learn and share and I bring in a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help you keep updated with best wines in the world. Stay tuned..

Are you a Copywriter?

We have a lot of articles without much content, if you can do it better, you are welcome to write a nice article, and get the proper credit for that. Read more information about beeing an author, and Contact us for more information.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Vineyards in Burgenland

The Perfect Wines for Christmas Day

For many families, Christmas is the only time of year they get to spend together as a single unit.

This of all reasons, is why Christmas is still the major event on the calendar for many people. (more…)

Happy Valentines Day

The Best Wines to Drink on Valentine’s Day

Of all the special days each year when it is great to enjoy wine, Valentine’s Day is something a little different. (more…)

The Best Wines to Drink at Halloween

It’s late October, the nights are drawing in, the air outside is cold.

And in the UK, when Halloween comes around, it means we have to go outside and freeze if we want to enjoy this fun night of the year. (more…)

Read also about other Wine Regions

Wine Grape Varieties
Wine Informations
Wine Merchants

Visit the Region

Bar and Cocktail Equipment
Bottle Opener
Wine Accessories
Wine Opener
Alcohol Free
Brown Ale
Chinese Beer
Christmas Beer
Czech Beer
Danish Beer
English Beer
Finnish Beer
German Beer
Iceland Beer
Indian Pale Ale
Italian Beer
Japanese Beer
Mexican beer
Pale Ale
Seasonal Beer
Swedish Beer
Turkish Beer
Wheat Beer
White Ale
French Champagne
Cocktail Bitters
Cocktail Mixer
Cocktail Muscat
Cocktail Shakers
Fruit Juice
Mead and Tonic Wine
Soft Drinks
Spirits Mixer
Dessert Wine
Argentinian Dessert Wine
Australian Dessert Wine
Chile Dessert Wine
English Dessert Wine
French Dessert Wine
Fruit and Ginger Wine
German Dessert Wine
Hungarian Dessert Wine
Italian Dessert Wine
Madeira and Marsala
New Zealand Dessert WIne
Portugal Dessert Wine
South African Dessert Wine
Spanish Dessert Wine
Cognac and Brandy
Eau De Vie
Gin & Genever
Gran Marnier
Irish Liqueur
Irish Vodka
RTD'S (Ready to Drink)
Tequila & Mescal
Port Wine
Portuguese Port Wine
Portuguese White Port
Ruby Port Wine
Tawny Port Wine
Red Wine
American Red Wine
Argentina Red Wine
Australian Red Wine
Austrian Red Wine
Bulgarian Red Wine
Chile Red Wine
English Red Wine
French Red Wine
Georgia Red Wine
German Red Wine
Greek Red Wine
Hungarian Red Wine
Italian Red Wine
New Zealand Red Wine
Portuguese Red Wine
South African Red Wine
Spanish Red Wine
Uruguay Red Wine
Rosé Wine
American Rosé Wine
Australian Rosé Wine
Chile Rosé Wine
English Rosé Wine
French Rosé Wine
German Rosé Wine
Italian Rosé Wine
New Zealand Rosé Wine
Portuguese Rosé Wine
South African Rosé Wine
Spanish Rosé Wine
Sparkling Wine
American Sparkling Wine
Argentina Sparkling Wine
Cyprus Sparkling Wine
French Sparkling Wine
German Sparkling Wine
Italian Sparkling Wine
South African Sparkling Wine
Spanish Sparkling Wine
Walisisch Sparkling Wine
Blended Malt Whisky
Blended Whisky
Bourbon & USA Whiskey
Grain Whisky
Irish Whiskey
Other Whisky
Scotch Whisky
Single Malt Whisky
White Wine
American White Wine
Argentina White Wine
Australian White Wine
Austrian White Wine
Chile White Wine
English White Wine
French White Wine
Georgia White Wine
German White Wine
Greek White Wine
Hungarian White Wine
Italian White Wine
New Zealand White Wine
Slovakian White Wine
South African White Wine
Spanish White Wine
Chile Wine
English Wine
Exclusive Wines
Fine Wine
French Wine
German Wine
Italian Wine
New Zealand Wine
Port Sherry Madeira
Portugal Wine
Spanish Wine
Wine Gifts
Beer Gifts
Gift Packaging
Spirit Gifts
Wine & Champagne Gifts

Wine Tours

About Wine Tours

About Wine Tours

A tour to the vineyards where your favourite wine was made, is an adventure that cannot be explained as you have to explore it for yourself.
Bandol Wine Tour

Bandol Wine Tour

Bandol, which is among the internationally popular wine regions, is located in the Provence region of France.
Chianti Wine Tasting Tours

Chianti Wine Tasting Tours

Chianti is produced in a region of Tuscany, the Chianti region is huge and overlaps several other prominent wine growing regions
The Secret behind Alsace Wines

The Secret behind Alsace Wines

Alsace wine, also known as Alsatian wine is one of the many wine varieties that are grown in the Alsace region of France. These have a Germanic influence on them and is primarily is white.
5/5 (1)

Give this page a High Five!

Save up to 20%

Get our newsletter with the promotional code, and save a lot of money!

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here

Online Shopping and World's Best Wines

Save up to 20%

Receive our newsletter and get the latest news, promotional codes and freebies

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here