Neusiedlersee is a sub-region of Burgenland in Austria named after the Neusiedlersee Lake, or as Hugh Johnson (1991, p.417) calls it ‘a shallow mere’. Its shallowness has a warming influence on the vines, giving the area its special microclimate (see below). Neusiedlersee was previously called the Seewinkel.

Climate: Pannonian: hot, dry summers, cold winters, often strong winds.

Towns: Eisenstadt. | Donnerskirchen. | Gols. | Rust am See.

Grape varietiesBlaufränkisch. | Gewürztraminer. | Grüner Veltliner. | Müller-Thurgau. | Muskat-Ottonel. | Riesling. | Neuburger. | Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc). | Welschriesling. |

Wine styles: Sunny, misty autumns provide perfect conditions for noble rot, so much so ‘Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese are made in industrial quantities, (Hugh Johnson: 1991, p.417).


Certified BiodynamicBioWeingut Haider. | Hans & Andreas Gsellmann. | Judith Beck. | Meinklang. | Schmelzer’s Weingut. | Weingut Schönberger. | Weingut Sepp Moser


Hugh Johnson, Hugh Johnson’s Wine Companion (1991, 3rd edition, Mitchell Beazley).