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One of the five specific ones wine regions in the Austrian state or generic wine-growing region Burgenland, In 2016 there was a restructuring, with changes in the names and the area boundaries. The former name Südburgenland was replaced by Eisenberg. The new name was chosen because the "ü" could interfere with the export and "Eisenberg" was also the name of the traditional wine-growing region in the past. From the 12th century, the Catholic monastic order of the Cistercian contributed a lot to the development of viticulture.

Eisenberg - Eisenberg an der Pinka with vineyards

The area extends south of the Günser Bergland and lies on the border Hungary, The Pinkatal Wine Route leads from the largest wine-growing community Rechnitz in the north along the Hungarian border over the communities Eisenberg an der Pinka with the reed Szápari, such as German shooters with the vineyards carnival, Ratchets and vineyard to the south. Other communities are Eberau, Güssing, Hannersdorf, Heiligenbrunn (Uhudler community with Uhudler vinotheque), Moschendorf (with wine museum and Uhudler vinotheque) and Strem.

Eisenberg - Map with vineyards

Due to the climatic conditions, Eisenberg differs from the northern wine-growing regions of Burgenland, especially due to the higher rainfall. The mild, Pannonian climate is characterized by intense sunshine. The forests encourage cooling off at night. The floors consist mainly of iron-containing, clayey clay. After Phylloxera disaster At the beginning of the 20th century, the rustic, southern Burgenland specialty was born Uhudler,


In 2017, the vineyards covered a total of 515 hectares of vineyards. Compared to 2009 with 499 hectares, this was an increase of 3%. The proportion of white wine varieties is 47.7%, the proportion of red wine varieties 52.3%. Blaufränkisch dominates with over a third followed by Welschriesling and Zweigelt:

Grape variety - Austrian
main name

officially permitted in Austria



% -Ant


Blaufränkisch - red 185 35.8 179
Riesling - White 99 19.1 102
Zweigelt Blauer Zweigelt, Rotburger red 32 6.2 36
Green Valtellina Weißgipfler White 28 5.5 33
According to sentence white - White 28 5.5 17.3
Merlot - red 20 3.9 19
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Klevner White 12.2 2.4 11
Cabernet Sauvignon - red 11.7 2.3 10.5
White Riesling Riesling, Rheinriesling White 8.1 1.6 8.5
Müller-Thurgau rivaner White 7.7 1.5 10.5
ChardonnayMorillon - Not used in the Bgld White 7.4 1.4 9
Blue burgundy Pinot Noir, Blue Pinot Noir red 6.5 1.3 6
Sauvignon Blanc Muskat-Sylvaner White 6.3 1.2 5
muscatel Yellow M., Red M. / Muscat Blanc White 4.3 0.8 1.3
Blauburger - red 4.2 0.8 6
Scheurebe Seedling 88 White 3.1 0.6 2.3
Syrah Shiraz red 2.8 0.5 2.4
Goldburger - White 2.6 0.5 3.2
St. Laurent - red - - 0.7
Cabernet Franc - red 0.9 0.2 0.1
and. white varieties - White 39.6 7.7 26
and. red varieties - red 6.9 1.3 0.1
WHITE VARIETIES 246 47.7 233
RED VARIETIES 269 52.3 266
TOTAL 515 100 499

DAC system

From the 2008/2009 vintage, the origin-controlled quality level Eisenberg DAC was introduced. All other quality wines have to with the origin Burgenland, the country wines under the wine-growing region name wine country be marketed. In addition to the generally applicable DAC conditions the following rules apply:

The red wines must be from the quality wine grape variety Blaufränkisch have been prepared, any blending with another grape variety is not permitted. The bottle must have a specific capsule provided, the appearance of which is determined by the regional wine committee. The date for the application to obtain the State test number is staggered in time. If the decision is positive (usually within a week), marketing may take place. There are two quality categories or designations:

Classic : The wines can be aged in steel tanks or in wooden barrels, but they may not have a wood tone or a barely noticeable toast flavor ) exhibit. The alcohol content must be 12.5 or 13% vol. A screw cap or natural cork is prescribed as a closure. The application may be made at the earliest from August 1st of the year following the harvest (notification is usually given within a week).

reserve : The expansion must be in the traditional large wooden barrel or in Barrique wooden aromas are permitted. The alcohol content must be at least 13% vol. As shutter only natural corks are permitted. The application may be made no earlier than February 1 of the second year following the harvest.

The regional wine-growing association Wine idyll in southern Burgenland implements marketing activities and quality-enhancing measures. Well-known producers are Great wine. Kopfensteiner. Body Erich. Krutzler Reinhold. Slate Uwe. Schützenhof. Unger Gerald. Wachter-Wiesler. Wallner Gerhard. Weber Alfred and Weninger Franz,

Images: © ÖWM - Egon Mark

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