Important wine-growing community with the full name "Mörbisch am See" in the Burgenland DAC area Leithaberg
(formerly Neusiedlersee-Hügelland, Austria). It is located on Lake Neusiedl and very close to the Hungarian border. The place belonged like the entire Burgenland until 1920/1921 Hungary
, On the occasion of a border inspection of the Hungarian king Bela IV. (1235-1270) the place was first mentioned in 1250 as "Possessio Megyes". The first documentary mention of vineyards in Mörbisch took place in 1331, but it is quite certain that winegrowing was already practiced here many centuries before. The vineyards cover 450 hectares of vineyards, which extend in larger terraces along the Ruster Hügellandes to the reed belt of Lake Neusiedl. The vineyards lying in the direction of Lake Neusiedl are considered to be the best quality soils.
Among the most important vineyards count Altenberg
, Haidäcker, Satz (Satzäcker), Seeäcker, outline, Waldäcker and Wieser. The diverse soils of the area range from weathered primeval rocks, sandy soils with mica schist to clay and humus soils. There is a pannonic climate, in the region most of the sunny days in Austria are counted. In addition, Lake Neusiedl creates an excellent microclimate for viticulture. To 80% of the white varieties Welschriesling, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Neuburger, Grüner Veltliner, Muscat Ottonel and Sauvignon Blanc are cultivated. The most important red wines are Blaufränkisch
, Zweigelt and Cabernet Sauvignon. Known wineries of the municipality Mörbisch are Grenzhof-Fiedler
. Rebhof summer
. Schindler Franz
. Schindler Harald
and Summer Franz
Operetta performances have been held on an imposing sea stage since 1957, from July to August. The special brandy cuvée "Mörbischer Premierewein" was created for this cultural event. Another brandy is the well-known "Mörbischer opera ball wine". This has been produced since 1985 by about 25 vineyards. He is served at the world-famous ball in the Vienna State Opera, which is held annually in February. There is a contract for exclusive use of the name. The wine is made from the Welschriesling variety in compliance with the strictest of regulations, which exceeds the legal requirements for a quality wine
These include controlled, reduced pruning
and limited earnings
, Although the wines have slight differences, but a consistent level of quality. An independent expert jury tastes the wines before the bottling
and checks the quality criteria. The dry, fruity and sparkling wine has a harmonious acidity. The presentation of the Mörbischer brand wines has become an integral part of the opera ball. These are the mentioned "Mörbischer Opernballwein" and "Mörbischer Premierewein" (Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Neuburger), as well as "Mörbischer Ochs auf Lerchenau" ( Blaufränkisch
), "Mörbischer Falstaff" (Pinot Blanc) and last in honor of the longtime Mörbischer festival director Professor Harald Serafin created "Mörbischer Seravino" (Zweigelt).