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The Austrian wine-growing region is one of the eight in the state and covers 2,196 hectares of vineyards. It was created in 1985 by merging the formerly independent wine-growing areas Gumpoldskirchen and Bad Vöslau , The thermal baths, which were already known in antiquity, gave the area its name, but in the vernacular it is called "Südbahn", after the railway line built here in the middle of the 19th century. The oldest winery in Austria, the at Gumpoldskirchen was founded in 1141 by the founded by the Stift Heiligenkreuz. Since the 13th century, the region has enjoyed the tradition of wine making, and at the time this was called Leitgeben (Leutgeben) called.
Rich wine yields were in the 14th and 15th centuries. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the area was seriously affected by the Turkish siege. The diseased, Turkish Commander in Chief Kara Mustapha (~ 1630-1683) recovered in 1683 in very quickly. Viticulture suffered the hardest losses because the Turks destroyed many vineyards for religious reasons. In 1760 the Order of Pinot Noir was introduced to this area by the Teutonic Order and began to spread all over the region to the Burgenland spread. The area is part of the Vienna Basin and is one of the warmest wine regions in Austria. Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1847-1929), the creator of Everyman, described it as an "immense garden".
The Thermenregion consists of barren and rocky, but also of heavy, loamy soils. The climate is characterized by dry, hot summers and cold winters. The area stretches from the southern outskirts of Vienna along a ridge to the south of the spa town of Baden. A beautiful wine route touches all major wine-growing communities. The most important are , Bad Vöslau, Brunn am Gebirge, Enzesfeld, Gumpoldskirchen , Guntramsdorf, Hirtenberg, Leobersdorf, Maria Enzersdorf, Moedling, Perchtoldsdorf, Pfaffstätten, Sooss, Tattendorf, Teesdorf, Traiskirchen and Tribuswinkel. Well-known vineyards are Brindlbach . Doctnerin . Eichkogel . Goldeck , Hedgehogs, Cruisers, Mandelhöhe , Parish garden, , Tümpfel and , A local specialty is the indigenous variety Zierfandler (Late red), with the Rotgipfler to the white wine cuvée Spätrot-Rotgipfler is blended. Under the name "Zierfandler World" a series of wine tourism activities takes place.
The grape variety level is based on the 2009 vineyard survey. Compared to the last survey in 1999, there were no significant changes. The proportion of red wine rose only slightly at 5%. A special feature of the spa region are already mentioned grape varieties, which are almost exclusively cultivated here. These are Rotgipfler with 101 (Austria total 105) and Zierfandler (late red) with 79 (85) hectares. The two varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc were still recorded together in 1999: