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, like all of Burgenland, belonged to 1920/1921 Hungary
, On the occasion of a border inspection by the Hungarian king Bela IV. (1235-1270), the place was first mentioned in 1250 as "Possessio Megyes". Vineyards in Mörbisch were first mentioned in records in 1331, but it is fairly certain that viticulture had been practiced here many centuries before. The vineyards cover 450 hectares of vineyards, which extend in larger terraces along the Rust hill country to the reed belt of Lake Neusiedl. The vineyards lying in the direction of Lake Neusiedl are considered the best quality soils.
The most important vineyards include Altenberg
, Haidäcker, Satz (Satzäcker), Seeäcker, outline, Waldäcker and Wieser. The diverse soils of the area range from weathered primary rock soils, sandy soils with mica slate to loam and humus soils. The Pannonian climate prevails, and the region has the most sunny days in Austria. In addition, Lake Neusiedl creates an excellent microclimate for viticulture. 80% of the white varieties Welschriesling, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Neuburger, Grüner Veltliner, Muskat-Ottonel and Sauvignon Blanc are cultivated. The most important types of red wine are Blaufränkisch
, Zweigelt and Cabernet Sauvignon. Well-known wineries in the municipality of Mörbisch Grenzhof-Fiedler
. Rebhof summer
. Schindler Franz
. Schindler Harald
and Summer Franz
Since 1957, operetta performances have been held on an imposing floating stage from July to August. The special branded cuvée “Mörbischer Premierewein” was created for this cultural event. Another branded wine is the well-known "Mörbischer Opera Ball Wine". This has been produced by around 25 winegrowers since 1985. It is served at the world-famous ball held annually in February in the Vienna State Opera. A contract exists for the exclusive use of the name. The wine is made from the Welschriesling variety in compliance with the strictest regulations, which exceed the legal requirements for one quality wine
This includes more controlled, reduced pruning
and limited earnings
, The wines have slight differences, but have a uniform quality level. An independent jury of experts tastes the wines before the bottling
and checks the quality criteria. The dry, fruity and tangy wine has a harmonious acidity. The presentation of Mörbischer brand wines has become an integral part of the Opera Ball. These are the mentioned "Mörbischer Opera Ball Wine" and "Mörbischer Premierewein" (Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Neuburger), as well as "Mörbischer Ochs auf Lerchenau" ( Blaufränkisch
), "Mörbischer Falstaff" (Pinot Blanc) and most recently in honor of the long-standing Mörbischer Festival Director Professor Harald Serafin created "Mörbischer Seravino" (Zweigelt).