Hot summers and mild late autumn days in combination with the humidity of the Neusiedlersee are the climatic requirements of the high-quality grapes.
The severe control of the grapes in Burgenland is unique in Europe: Daily report and an obligatory presentation duty of the estate with the measuring of the sugar content and the ascertainment of the quantity.
The wine is controlled on its quality and characteristics and is recognizable by its state identity number.
The high-quality products are:
"Spätlese" (late vintage): Wine made of fully riped grapes, that were picked only after the main harvest time of the relevant sort and the juice has an unfermented fruit juice weight of at least 19 KMW = 94 Oe.
"Auslese": High quality wine made from carefully selected grapes. Not fully ripe, faulty and not good grapes are sorted out. (at least 21 KMW = 105 Oe)
"Beerenauslese": Wine made from specially selected, over riped and noble rotten berries that were gained through a special procedure (at least 25 KMW = 127 Oe).
"Ausbruch": Wine made from overriped, by natural way dried up berries with a supplement of fresh pressed unfermented fruit juice. Sort and location (at least 27 KMW = 138Oe)
"Trockenbeerauslese":Wine made of noble rotten berries, that are shrivelled like raisins (at least 32 KMW = 163 Oe).
"Eiswein": Wine made of grapes, that were frozen at the time of the vintage and the pressing. (at least 25 KMW = 125 Oe).
The high-quality wines of Podersdorf are world famous due to their good quality. They received a champion medal at the world wine competition in the last years in Budapest, Modra and in Turkey.
In the year 1217, the municipality possessed the convent Heiligenkreuz and the monks of this convent were famous as exceptional vehicles of culture and started to cultivate the wine in this region in a more extensive way.
At that time the houses in this region were built with loam bricks, were decorated with baroque pediments and covered with reed.
Vine was planted around the houses and the grapes were pressed in a simple way and mitred.
The wine-growers already started meeting at that time in their stone basements and exchanged their experiences.
The noble wine of Podersdorf and the permenant growing demand lead the wine-growers to enlargen their vineyards constantly and carefully and also improved the quality of the wine.
Therefore we can proudly state that we are the biggest wine-growing tourist municipality in Austria.
The favorable conditions of the well-known "burgenländisch-pannonischen" climate