Gols is a favoured spot for winemaking and one of Austrias most famous and greatest wine-growing communities. Here in the Burgenland federal state, on the eastern shores of Lake Neusiedl and its National Park lies the Seewinkel area, the most western offshoot of the Hungarian lowlands. Just to the north of it spreads a huge flat gravel plate, the Parndorfer Platte, that was sedimented by the Danube river during the last ice age. On the slopes of that plate, facing Lake Neusiedl, and in the plain between both, the old vineyards of Gols are located.

View towards Gols and lake Neusiedlersee in the springOwing to the markedly warm and dry climate of Gols that is majorly influcenced by the nearby Lake, white, red and dessert wines share a long history here. In recent years the favourable conditions of our area naturally lead to the fact that wines which profit from very ripe grapes got most of the attention. This means that Gols, being home to more than 100 wineries, has become most famous for great red wines as well as rich white and high-grade dessert wines. Still light and fresh whites are also harvested every year and they are highly valued throughout Austria as well as all neighbouring countries where they are well known and available.

The vineyard area of Gols can be seperated into two distinctive regions. There are the old traditional winegrowing areas around the village and on the slopes of the Parndorfer Platte.  There warm gravel and loess soils are ideal for rich, sophisticated reds as well as full-bodied white wines like our Chardonnay. Well known areas are for example Goldberg, Setzlüss or Herrenwald. The second region is formed by the areas that lie between Gols and Lake Neusiedl and that are much better known under the name Heideboden. It is a strip of lowlands between the Lake and the slopes of the Parndorfer Platte that runs from the village of Weiden, across Gols and Mönchhof towards Halbturn. Here warm gravel soils are interspersed with deep, rich chalky soils that are a bit cooler. Depending on the specific soil and microclimate, fruity, lively white grapes develop their full potential as do fruity reds. Well known areas are Edelgrund, Wiesacker, Hochluss and Haide among many others.

Soil horizon displays on the Golser Wine Hiking Trail

These multifaceted soils enable us to grow a wide range of different vine varieties under conditions that suit them best, an extremely important requirement for the production of top quality wines. Many years of experience are of course necessary to utilize the possibilities that such soil diversity offers and to benefit from them in the best way possible. Knowing our vineyards, our vines and the soils for generations we have certainly got that experience.

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