The sweeping “Rosalia” vineyards extend from the southern tip of the Leithaberg region, and include the wine-growing village of Pöttelsdorf. Its rich, dense soil structure gives Blaufränkisch a powerful style that is quite similar to Mittelburgenland. The rolling hills of the Rosalia region are perfect for viticulture. This is due to the Pannonian climate and the fertile brown earth soil overlying a loess subsoil.
The Rosalia mountains are an offshoot of the Alps on the border between Burgenland and Lower Austria. The Wulka River flows between the rolling hills into Lake Neusiedl. The Rosalia area is situated on the eastern slopes of the Rosalia mountains and include the political district of Mattersburg. The area is famous for Forchtenstein Castle, the music festivals in Wiesen and the spa town Bad Sauerbrunn. The proximity to Burgenland’s capital Eisenstadt and Lake Neusiedl make the region a popular holiday destination.
The large agricultural areas mean that the region has retained much of its tranquillity and naturalness. A vast area has been declared as a nature park and conservation area. The local strawberries, wines, sweet chestnuts and fruits have given the region the name “Sweet region”.
More than 2500 years ago, the Celts recognised that the terroir in this region is perfect for viticulture. Today the Rosalia region comprises around 450 hectares of vineyards. Blaufränkisch is the most widely planted grape variety with an acreage of about 60%, followed by Zweigelt. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir und other varietals complete the list of red wine varieties grown in the area. Typical white varieties include Grüner Veltliner und Pinot Blanc.