The climate, landscape and soil conditions are very special in this part of Austria, as are the wines from this region. The southern Burgenland wine idyll may be the smallest territory in Austria’s wine-growing country, but it produces great wines. The small vineyards extend from Rechnitz far into the hills of southern Burgenland. The centre is the Eisenberg and Deutsch-Schützen. Primary rock soils prevail around Rechnitz. Further south there are more medium to heavy clay soils, which have a very high iron content.
The white grapes such as Riesling or Pinot Blanc are elegant and lively and are characterised by their fruitiness. The Blaufränkisch red grape dominates the red wines. You can also find a very particular wine speciality in southern Burgenland, the Uhudler, a wine that is made from direct-producer grapes. The key premise of the winemakers of the wine idyll is to preserve the region’s distinctive typicity so that it stands out from the other regions - not through quantity but through quality and uniqueness.
Well-known winemakers from the area whose wines are also available at the Allegria wine shop: