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Wine Region South Burgenland

Southern Burgenland Wine Region

Small but mighty: From mineral spiciness to Uhudler

In terms of area this is the smallest wine-growing region in Burgenland and also one of the smaller ones in Austria, but it has some big surprises in store. 

Terroir wines par excellence thrive on 500 hectares of vineyards, especially on the Eisenberg. Eisenberg DAC stands for the regionally typical wine of Southern Burgenland, a Blaufränkisch with a characteristic scent and a mineral-spicy taste.

However, elegant, fruity white wines from the region also impress, such as the lively Welschriesling and white Burgundy varieties along the Pinkatal Wine Route.

The biggest highlight, not only for insiders, is the original specialty, which can only be found here and has had an eventful history: Uhudler. The cuvée is made from different grape varieties and has an extremely intense bouquet. It is reminiscent of wild strawberries or blackcurrants and its characteristic taste is called ‘foxy’.

There are many myths about the origin of the name Uhudler. The most famous story tells of people with dark circles around their eyes after excessive consumption, reminiscent of the eagle owl (Uhu in German). 

The best way to explore the wines of Southern Burgenland and the region is by bike. And you can enjoy a magnificent view from the Weinblick viewing platform (Aussichtsplattform Weinblick). It is located in the middle of a vineyard on the southern slope of the Eisenberg. The platform appears light and weightless and offers amazing views of the Pinka Valley.