The Burgenland wine region is 15,000 hectares large and, therefore, the second biggest vine growing area in Austria. Many sunny hours in the Burgenland yield strong and full-bodied red wines. However, there are noticeable differences within the cultivation area of Burgenland. Whereas red wines in the Southern Burgenland have a mineral character and are, due to the climate and the specific soil of the Eisenberg, very elegant, stronger tannin-rich vines with less elegance grow in the Nordburgenland. The Burgenland wine region is subdivided into Neusiedlersee, Neusiedlersee-Hügelland, Mittelburgenland and Südburgenland.