The Weinviertel is Austria's largest wine-growing region. It is located in the north-east of the country in the province of Lower Austria and borders the Czech Republic to the north and Slovakia to the east. It is bordered to the west by the Waldviertel and to the south - from west to east - by the wine-growing regions of Kamptal, Wagram, Vienna and Carnuntum. Around 13,350 hectares are planted with vines in the Weinviertel, almost half of them with Grüner Veltliner. The white grape can thus be considered the showcase grape variety of the region. In addition, Welschriesling, Müller-Thurgau, Riesling and Pinot Blanc as well as Zweigelt, Portugieser and Pinot Noir are cultivated.
According to the climatic and geological conditions, the Weinviertel can be divided into three parts. In the western part are the wine-growing villages of Retz, Röschitz and Mailberg as well as the Pulka Valley with Jetzelsdorf and Haugsdorf. The climate is continental with dry summers and cold winters, the soils are dominated by loess. In the basin location of Mailberg and in the vineyards along the Pulkau, red grapes such as Zweigelt and Portugieser thrive in particular, while around Röschitz, white vines such as Grüner Veltliner and Riesling grow primarily on primary rock soils.