Wine region of the month: Thermenregion

The Thermenregion wine-growing region was formed as part of the 1985 wine law, when the districts of Gumpoldskirchen and Bad Vöslau were amalgamated. The 2,196 hectares of vines stretch from the edge of the Wienerwald forests, around the outskirts of Vienna and southwards along a range of hills and the Anninger mountain (675m) to beyond the town of Baden. In the northern part, around the village of Gumpoldskirchen, white wine thrives with the indigenous Zierfandler (or Spätrot) and Rotgipfler varieties, whereas red wines produced from Sankt Laurent and Pinot Noir are predominant in the more southerly vineyards.

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1800 hours of sunshine per year

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Permanent windy

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Gravel and sand