The vintners' association was founded in 1995 in Eisenstadt
(Burgenland, Austria) on the initiative of the Austrian wine-growing pioneer Anton Kollwentz
(Großhöflein), which was also the first president. Since 2006, LRaD Paul Rittsteuer is president of the association and also an associate member. The member companies have dedicated themselves entirely to quality-oriented viticulture. The RWB stands for innovation as well as for know-how transfer and represents not only a specialist but also a marketing community. In addition to the quality of the Burgenland wine, the focus is on the comprehensive cultivation of the Burgenland winemaking tradition, the preservation of the importance of wine culture for society Life and the constant improvement of the international reputation of wines from the Burgenland
, The declared goal is to constantly strengthen the status and reputation of the wine country Burgenland in national and international contexts of the wine and professional world.