Burgenland Wine

Burgenland is a major wine-producing region located in Austria’s southeast. It is Austria’s warmest region, guaranteeing ideal ripeness year after year. When Austria was a part of the Austro-Hugarian Empire, it was known primarily for its Ausbruch-style dessert wines, which are still made there. The influence of a large, shallow lake called Neusiedlersee creates an ideal environment for botrytis, encouraging the production of these dessert wines.

Today, Burgenland is best-known as Austria’s preeminent producer of quality dry red wines. The local red wines are produced mostly from Blaufrankisch, St-Laurent, and Zweigelt, though international varieties also make an appearance.

Burgenland’s subregions are Mittelburgenland, which produces mostly reds from Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt; Neusiedlersee, which is known for botrytized dessert wines; Neusiedlersee-Hugelland, the home of Ausbruch wines; and Sudburgenland, another region that produces mostly red wines.

– Description from juliabutareva

Varietals Produced in Burgenland View all

  • Zweigelt

    History of the grape:  Zweigelt was created in 1922 by Fritz Zweigelt at the Institute of Viticulture and Pomology in...

  • St. Laurent

    St. Laurent: is a grape that is full of prounounced dark fruits such as black berries, sour cherries and prune compli...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Grüner Veltliner

    Grüner Veltliner (spelled Gruener when the umlaut is not present and also known as Weissgipfler, Manhardsrebe Grüner...

  • Blaufränkisch

    Blaufränkisch is the most important Austrian red variety to many Austrian vintners despite the fact it is not the mos...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Subregions of Burgenland

Popular Wineries in Burgenland View all

  • Weingut Leo Hillinger

    Cellar The cellar technique equipment of the production site in Jois, completed in 2004, ranks ...

  • Kögl

    Prlekija, the land between the rivers Mura and Drava, is a colorful world of terraced vineyards, ...

  • Umathum

    The name Umathum is Frankish in origin. The Umathums first settled in the region of Lake Neusiedl...

  • Weingut Willi Opitz

    In the past years we were able to receive a lot of success with our wines all over the world. Man...

  • Renner Winery

    In 1995, Doctors Ian and Elena Renner decided to finally plant the vineyard of their dreams, plan...

  • Weingut Werner Duschanek

    fine wine and nice tavern selling homegrown wine guter Wein und netter Heuriger

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Burgenland on Snooth

  • Heidi Schröck Gelber Muskateller Rust 2010


    Lovely, perfumed nose with a pretty orange blossom note. Concentrated floral and stone-ish fruit, with a clean, dry finish. Read More

    Wine review by Mary Margaret McCamic

  • Lenz Moser White Blend Beerenauslese Prestige 1999


    Have had this in my cellar for many years, probably 10+. Enjoyed it on 6 April, 2012 with chocolate fondant prepared by my youngest daughter. A faboulus fondant by the way. An old sweet wine like this (from 1999) is always risky, but can be rewarding as well. This was the latter, definitely - smooth, light, with limited and gentle sweetness. A ... Read More

    Wine review by Ruski

  • Artisan Wines Pure Welschriesling 2011


    super fresh, mix of green apples and hay on the nose, hints of exotic fruits on the palate, nice tingling acid backbone. perfect for summer Read More

    Wine review by 81732Franz Schneider 81732 Franz Schneider

  • Weingut Familie Reumann Mittelburgenland Dac Riede Hochbaum Rouge 2005


    Funky Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Mariell Blaufränkisch Point 2005


    Strong, earthy berries up front, with a lot of slightly bitter acidity balanced by a bit of leather and wood at the end. Like a mullet, business front, but party in the back. It's not as harmonious as the price point might suggest, but it is a confident wine with a lot going on. Read More

    Wine review by ceesem

  • Juris St. Laurent Selection 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by jamlani

  • Heinrich Zweigelt 2007


    The taste in great - smooth, fruity just enough without being too fruity, perfect acidity, very drinkable. Very nice surprise, the best I've had since (?) in that price range. Very light aroma, a little too light though to my taste, otherwise I would give it 5. Read More

    Wine review by olko

  • Heinrich Zweigelt 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by olko

  • Heinrich Zweigelt 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by olko

  • Kracher Auslese Cuvee 2008


    Rich floral and pear fruit esters in the nose, with a little bit of fresh cut grass. Sweet attack, with citric acidity in the body. Clean lemon finish. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita

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