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Burgenland, which stretches around Lake Neusiedl, but also far to the south between Hungary and Styria, is not only Austria's second-largest wine-growing region after Lower Austria, it is also possibly the most versatile. This is where a large proportion of the country's best red wines come from, produced mainly from Zweigelt in the east of the lake, and mainly from Blaufränkisch in the west and south. But other varieties such as St. Laurent, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah or Merlot also produce remarkable, sometimes even great wines throughout the region. Above all in the Seewinkel in the southeast as well as on the opposite side around Rust, noble sweet predicate wines are also produced with great reliability, which are without a doubt among the best in the world at the top. The area is less well known for its dry whites, though unfairly so. The Chardonnays can be exceptionally good, and the best wineries also regularly produce first-class wines from Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, Neuburger, Sauvignon, occasionally Grüner Veltliner and even Welschriesling.

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