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Three mountain ranges - Rosalien and Ödenburger Mountains in the north, the Landseer Mountains in the west and the Günser Mountains in the south - protect the area against adverse weather conditions that move in from the Atlantic and then head across the continent. Towards the east, the area is flat and plane and allows for warm air to flow in from the Pannonian lowland.

Central Burgenland is located at the cross-section between the Pannonian (very continental, very dry) and Illyric climate (affected by lows over the Adriatic sea, more precipitation). This results in long warm summers, which allows grapes to ripen to perfection well into the fall. This area has a maximum duration of sunshine. Easterly winds make for dry weather and keep westerly winds at bay. Precipitation mostly originates in the Adriatic region. The Neusiedler Lake exerts a moderating influence on the climate.

During winter, continental cold air moves in and brings with it relatively low temperatures. The months from November to January are rough and wet; as a result, the soil is well nourished until the spring and the vines will be able to weather many a dry spell during the summer.

Some figures:
Annual duration of sunshine: 1,857 to 2,113 hours
Number of summer days per year: 63 to 87 days
Number of hot days per year: 13 to 29 days
Temperature (annual average): 10.3 degrees Celsius
Average number of sunny days per year: 300
Average annual precipitation: approx. 600 mm


 
   
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