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Between the Parndofer Platte (Parndorfer Plain) on the east side of the Neusiedlersee (Lake Neusiedl) and of the Leithaberg (Leitha Mountains) on the west side, we find completely different climatic conditions. Warm Pannonia air masses dominate the vicinity of the winery in Gols and the escarpment of the Parndorfer Platte (Parndorfer Plain) just behind it. Despite this, there are significant differences: the sun drenched vineyard slopes are often windless, while the rows of vines on the plateau of the Parndorfer Platte (Parndorfer Plain) just a few metres above are quite wind- exposed. What they share is a generally hot climate that is manifested in powerful, concentrated wines.

Just ten kilometres away as the crow flies, one finds completely contrasting conditions on the slopes of the Leithaberg (Leitha Mountains). There is also wind here, but due to the large neighbouring forest the air is much cooler and this has a significantly different influence on vine growth. Many sunshine hours accumulate on the southeast facing vineyard slopes, but the heat of the day is tempered by cooler nights. The wines from this area are influenced not only by a contrasting climate, but also a completely different geology. The terroir of the Leithaberg (Leitha Mountains) yields delineated, taut, compact bodied wines with cool precision in their aromatic expression.