mountain ranges - Rosalien and Ödenburger Mountains in
the north, the Landseer Mountains in the west and the
Günser Mountains in the south - protect the area against
adverse weather conditions that move in from the Atlantic
and then head across the continent. Towards the east, the
area is flat and plane and allows for warm air to flow in
from the Pannonian lowland.
Burgenland is located at the cross-section between the Pannonian
(very continental, very dry) and Illyric climate (affected
by lows over the Adriatic sea, more precipitation). This results
in long warm summers, which allows grapes to ripen to perfection
well into the fall. This area has a maximum duration of sunshine.
Easterly winds make for dry weather and keep westerly winds
at bay. Precipitation mostly originates in the Adriatic region.
The Neusiedler Lake exerts a moderating influence on the climate.
winter, continental cold air moves in and brings with it relatively
low temperatures. The months from November to January are
rough and wet; as a result, the soil is well nourished until
the spring and the vines will be able to weather many a dry
spell during the summer.
Annual duration of sunshine: 1,857 to 2,113 hours
Number of summer days per year: 63 to 87 days
Number of hot days per year: 13 to 29 days
Temperature (annual average): 10.3 degrees Celsius
Average number of sunny days per year: 300
Average annual precipitation: approx. 600 mm