Enjoy selected wines in the AVITA Thermal Resort
Wine from Burgenland
Hospitality and sincerity paired with treats from the kitchen and cellar make the visit to the AVITA Restaurant a true pleasure for all the senses! To go with our regional delicacies, we also rely on quality and regionality with our selected wines. We offer you only the best from our home. In Burgenland, outstanding wines are pressed which accompany the cuisine in the AVITA Resort perfectly. In addition to wines from the local wine scene, you will also find young, aspiring vintners who approach the development of their wines with great commitment and a lot of passion on our wine menu. The best drops from Burgenland as well as excellent Austrian wines are available to choose from.
Burgenland wines – unique variety and quality
The continental, hot Pannonian climate of South Burgenland gives rise to both excellent reds and white wines, the leading varieties of them all being Blaufränkisch and Welschriesling. The red wines pressed in the most eastern region of Austria are considered the most full-bodied representatives. While east of Lake Neusiedler, Blaue Zweigelt as well as Blaufränkisch and Sankt Laurent are primarily grown, the Seewinkel is one of the few major sweet wine heartlands in the world. The high air humidity due to the numerous "Zicklacken" salty soil areas promotes the formation of noble rot, which favours the large berry and dry beer harvests. The results are especially high-quality Welschriesling, Chardonnay, Scheurebe and Traminer. Complex white wines arise from the eastern slope of the Leithagebirge with its limestone and slate surface.
Depending on the soil condition of the respective region, the Blaufränkisch from Burgenland shows different qualities. On the heavy clay soil of Central Burgenland and also north of the Rosaliagebirge, varieties with particular depth in fruit and length grow. Down in the south, the Eisenberg with its special soil and a hint of the Styrian climate offers the best conditions for red wines from the finest minerals and incomparable elegance.
Burgenland wine culture is especially characterised by the pioneering spirit of the vintners. In recent years, wines of international grape varieties and cuvées achieved the greatest recognition. Since the first origin-typical wine, the Central Burgenland DAC (year 2005), the Leithaberg DAC and the Eisenberg DAC have also reestablished themselves to date. With the introduction of the Neusiedlersee DAC in March 2012, the Burgenland DAC family circle is complete.
The Uhudler – a unique speciality
In South Burgenland, one wine is grown that is only here and nowhere else in Austria: the Uhudler. In terms of appearance, it is similar to a light red wine or rose, and its intense aroma is reminiscent of wild strawberries or blackcurrants. The Uhudler is a direct carrier wine and comes from a vine that was introduced from America in 1860 and was resistant to the phyloxera epidemic of that time. From the 1930s onwards, direct carrier wines were, however, banned, so the Uhudler was not allowed to be produced officially and sold until 1992.
Relish the unique wine variety of Burgenland, from rich red wines through light white wines to the berry-like Uhudler – a speciality of South Burgenland. The AVITA service team will be happy to help you at any time to recommend the perfect drops to accompany your meal.