Visit a Winery: Rosenhof in Illmitz, Austria

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The Region
Illmitz is located on the eastern shore of Lake Neusiedl. It is this proximity to the lake that make the area a famous wine region. The moisture and humidity result in consistent production of botrytis, or noble rot, which attacks the berries. The fungus removes all the water from the grapes, leaving behind pure concentrated sugars. This is the cornerstone for the most celebrated sweet wines.

The Winery
The Rosenhof estate is set amidst one of the most beautiful European sceneries where Reinhard Haider is able to balance extreme levels of sugar and acid without losing fruit in the process. The family business started here in 1947 with both a farm and vineyards. By 1969 the focus was almost exclusively on viticulture with the addition of a hotel and restaurant featuring authentic Pannonian cuisine. Pannonian flavors are a melding of Hungarian, Croatian, Czech, Slovakian and Austria influences creating one of Europe’s heartiest cuisines.

The sweet wines they produce from Blaufränkisch, Chardonnay, Welschriesling, and Grüner Veltliner are particularly well known and praised internationally. If dry wines are your preference, Rosenhof also produces fine red and white dry wines.

Things to do and see
As aforementioned, there is a hotel and restaurant on the premises ready to welcome you! Regional cuisine is paired with the exquisite Rosenhof wines.

If you are a nature-lover, there is plenty to enjoy around Lake Neusiedl like the National Park. Or rent a bike and explore the area on your own.

Website: http://www.rosenhof.cc/
Phone: +43 2175 2232
Email: illmitz@rosenhof.cc
Address: A-7142 Illmitz Neusiedler See Florianigasse 1