The region of Sopron is one of the oldest Hungarian wine-growing areas. It is situated at the foot of the Alps, on the low hillsides and gentle slopes bordering Lake Fertő. The 1,400 cultivated hectares surrounding the shores of Lake Fertő enjoy a favourable climate as the warmth of the sun is reflected from the water, and its constant evaporation protects the vines. The soil structure is rich in loess, mica-schist and clay - providing a perfect basis for an excellent viniculture.
The ’flagship wine’ of the region is Kékfrankos; its barrique version often wins international appreciation. Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir plantations are also notable.
We must also mention the white wine varieties, Green Veltelini, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Tramini, Irsai Olivér, Zenit, Early Red Veltelini and Királyleányka.
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