The Carnuntum, which is only known to wine insiders, begins east of Vienna and ends at the border with Slovakia. This small but fine wine-growing region has its own climate with the rather cool weather of Lower Austria, but there is very little precipitation, which gives the wines a different character than those of Wagram, to which the Carnuntum wines belonged until the end of the 2000s.
The most important red wine vines in Carnuntum are Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch, but especially the immigrant Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah can produce top wines with the much appreciated "Cool Climate" character here in the best locations and count with them among the best in Austria.
The 5/5 star winemaker (Falstaff magazine) Gerhard Markowitsch is known nationwide for his red wines and is the engine of this up-and-coming region. You should try it!