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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. A large part of the country's best red wines come from here, produced in the east of the lake mainly from Zweigelt, in the west and south mainly from Blaufränkisch. But other varieties such as St. Laurent, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah or Merlot also produce remarkable, sometimes even great wines throughout the area. Above all in the Seewinkel in the southeast and on the opposite side around Rust, noble sweet Prädikat wines are also produced with great reliability, which at their peak are without doubt among the best in the world. The area is less well known for its dry whites, though unjustifiably so. The Chardonnays can turn out exceptionally well, and the best wineries also regularly produce first-class wines from Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Neuburger, Sauvignon, the occasional Grüner Veltliner and even Welschriesling.