The Thermenregion comprises 1,870 hectares of vineyards on the edge of the Vienna Woods. The northern part is dominated by fruity, full-bodied white wines of the autochthonous varieties Zierfandler and Rotgipfler. The south is a classic red wine stronghold with the black cherry-scented St. Laurent and the elegant Pinot Noir as flagships.
The name Thermenregion refers to the sulphurous hot springs of Aquae (Baden). In the Middle Ages, viticulture experienced a real heyday here under the leadership of the Cistercian monks. Loamy soils of fine-grained sediments predominate. A high proportion of coarse gravel is common, and is due to consolidated or loose gravels and sands with a high lime content and many remains of mussels, snails and other marine life. Debris-rich slope foot deposits help with drainage and through-warming. In the stone field, poor gravel soils provide excellent conditions for red wine varieties.