The wine-growing region in the extreme northwest of Hungary
on the border with Austria
is named after the town of the same name (German: Ödenburg). It is one of the oldest in Hungary, because the Celts
already used to grow wine here. The climate with a rather cool and rainy summer and a sunny autumn is positively influenced by the nearby Lake Neusiedl. The vineyards on loam, loess, limestone and slate cover about 1,900 hectares of vineyard area. The climate favours the production of red wines with the most important variety of Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch
), as well as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Kékburgundi (Pinot Noir) and Zweigelt....