A joint project of the three Austrian winemakers Franz Xaver Pichler (Unterloiben, Wachau), Tibor Szemes (Pinkafeld, Mittelburgenland) and Manfred Tement (Zieregg, southern Styria). In the search for an origin with a concise character and great quality potential, Mittelburgenland selected. The name was given after the in the Middle Ages for Horitschon common place designation "Arachon" (slaw. "At the oaks"). The goal of creating a large Austrian red wine of international format was achieved soon after the first vintage in 1996. Following the death of Tibor Szemes in 2001 and Illa Szemes (2018), Oscar Szemes continues the agendas as the main person responsible for winemaking, development and distribution.
At the beginning of 2018, the partnership between the Arachon families and "Vereinte Winzer Genossenschaft Horitschon" was terminated. A total of 25 winegrowers with about 27 hectares of vineyards from vineyards in Horitschon and Neckenmarkt deliver their grapes. These will be quality enhancing measures in the vineyard like short pruning, permanent leaf work and repeated thin out with thereby reduced earnings contractually required. The wines are now in the new Arachon-maturity cellar of the winery Szemes vinified in Pinkafeld.
The "Arachon T.FX.T" turns off (50%), Merlot (30%), Zweigelt (12%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (8%) cuvétiert and two years in 100% new French expanded. Since the year 2001, the second wine "A'Kira" (also referred to as mouth-cry for "outcry") has also been produced on a varietal basis from Blaufränkisch . This matures (after a single use for other wines) in used French oak barrels. In total, 100,000 bottles of wine are produced annually, of which 40% are exported. It will also be one Tresterbrand "Gölles" produced.