Neusiedlersee Wine

The Neusiedlersee hugs the borders of Hungary and Carnuntum and is one of Burgenland’s  northernmost regions. Despite our pairing suggestion, the Neusiedlersee region is most famous for their sweet wines made from Welshriesling and wines made from the red, Zweigelt. The area is home to 7,649 hectares of vines that experience long hours of sunshine and an even longer growing season due to the hot, dry summers and cold winters the region experiences.

Here Botrytis is prominent not only because of the lake’s proximity to the vineyards, but additionally by the many salt lakes present throughout the vineyard plots. These bodies of water create high humidity and regular autumn fog which lead to Austria’s famous high-quality dessert wines categorized as Beeranauslese and Trokenbeeranauslese. The long ripening season also accounts for the residual sugar found even in the regions dryer whites which are fruit-intensive and generally classified as Auslese or Späteles. Here, full-bodied Read more »

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  • Blaufränkisch

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

  • Grüner Veltliner

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

  • Scheurebe

  • Zweigelt

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Artisan Wines

    Sustainable viticulture is our strategic approach in optimizing grape quality. Integral piece i...

  • Renner Winery

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

  • Weingut Josef Umathum

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

  • Josef Unger

    The winery Josef Unger is producing withe, red and sweet wines in the Neusiedler See region / Bur...

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  • Szigeti Pinot Noir Rose Sparkl 2011


    Creamy on the nose with hints of vanilla, chalk and a hint of herbs over banana and pineapple fruit. Round and rich in the mouth with bright acidity up front followed by a large-scaled, creamy and gently sweet mid palate full of kiwi, lemon and banana fruit with a hint of vanilla on the back end which is followed by a dry, mineral inflected fini... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Wolfsjäger Qualitätswein L Zweigelt Blaufränkisch Weingut Juris Axel Stiegelmar Gols 2010


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    Wine review by Craig Bilodeau

  • Alois Kracher White Blend Cuvée Beerenauslese 2008


    High acid with gorgeous honey notes golden ripe fruits. A bit of apricot. Scrumptious with my dessert pairing. Loved. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig

  • 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 Franz Schneider

  • 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


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    Wine review by olko

  • Heinrich Zweigelt 2007


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    Wine review by olko

  • Alois Kracher White Blend Cuvée Beerenauslese 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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