The winegrowing region Thermenregion has only existed under this name since 1985, but that is not to say anything. More than 2000 years ago, the Romans already recognized the climatic and geological advantages of the region, whose vineyards today extend between the southern city limits of Wien via Baden past Wiener Neustadt and occasionally as far as Neunkirchen, primarily along the eastern edge of the Vienna Woods.
Just how good the conditions are is also illustrated by the variety of grape varieties grown here; almost everything Austria has to offer is represented in the vineyards of the Thermenregion - and then some. For the reputation of the area today is based in no small part on two grape varieties found almost nowhere else in the world: Zierfandler (also called Spätrot) and Rotgipfler, both in all likelihood natural crosses of Traminer and Roter Veltliner. The two are produced individually, but also as a cuvée - usually called Spätrot-Rotgipfler - whereby the Zierfandler in particular often has more or less residual sweetness (first-class high-grade dessert wines are also offered), while the Rotgipfler is usually vinified dry or largely dry and can cover the entire range from elegant, delicately juicy and spicy base wines to powerful meditation wines. Only the Chardonnay has a similar importance in the white wine area. A whole series of wineries produce Chardonnays on a semi-regular basis, which can at least belong to the best of Lower Austria.