CENTRAL EUROPE


CENTRAL  EUROPE IS–   Countries– 9

  • WHITE=   |   RED= “Almost Everything”  **Refer to Countries/ Sub-Chapters For Varietal Information

GEOGRAPHYHEMISPHERE– Northern, REGION– Central Europe

  • COUNTRIES– Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland

TOPOGRAPHYFEATURES–  “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valley/ Terraced”

  • DANUBE RIVER
    • GEOGRAPHY– Europe, REGION-Central Europe(       )
      • Located In Central Europe &  Eastern Europe (Headwaters In Black Forest of Germany Near Freiburg/ Martinskapelle to Black Sea)
    • TOPOGRAPHY
      • Tributaries of Danube River: Rhine/ Main, Inn, Morava, Tisa, Drava, Tisza, Sava, Olt
    • WINE REGIONS ON DANUBE RIVER
      • Austria, Hungary, Croatia
    • CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Named After
  • SUBCARPATHIAN DEPRESSION
    • GEOGRAPHY– Europe, REGION-Central Europe(       )
      • Depression Area Around Western/ Northern/ Eastern Carpathian Mountain Arc, Runs Ardis’s Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, and Romania. Opposite of Side of Carpathin Mountains
    • TOPOGRAPHY
    • WINE REGIONS ON SUBCARPATHIAN DEPRESSION
    • CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Named After
  • CARPATHIN MOUNTAINS ARC
    • GEOGRAPHY– Europe, REGION-Central Europe(       )
      • 1,500 km. Long Range Runs West to East In Arc From Slovakia Across Ukraine(South-East) to Romania
      • SUB-ZONES:               Southern Carpathians       Western Carpathians
      • Inner Western Carpathian             Inner Eastern Carpathians
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”
    • CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Named After
  • TRANSYLVANIAN PLATEAU/ Basin
    • GEOGRAPHY– Europe, REGION-Central Europe(North-East)
      • Surrounded by Eastern and Southern Carpathian Mountains
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”
    • SOILS= Neogene Sandstone, Clay
    • WINE REGIONS ON TRANSYLVANIAN PLATEAU
    • CULTURE- ~Etymology~  Named After
  • PANNONIAN BASIN AKA=Carpathian Basin
    • GEOGRAPHY– Europe, REGION-Central Europe(South-East), Hungary, Serbia(Vojvodina/ Macva), Central Croatia, Slavonia, Western Slovakia, Parts of Ukraine, Lower Austria Moravia, Bosnia
      • BORDERS: Vienna(In North-West) & Zagrebs(South-West)
    • TOPOGRAPHY– Dried Out Pannonian Sea From Piocene Epoch Era
      • On~Danube~&~Tisza~Rivers~
      • BETWEEN: Carpathians Mountains & Transyvanian Plateau
    • WINE REGIONS ON PANNONIAN BASIN
    • CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Named After Pannonia, Province From the Roman Empire
      • AKA=Carpathian Basin
  • HUNGARIAN PLAIN AKA=Alfold
    • GEOGRAPHY– Europe, REGION-Central Europe(         ), Hungary(South & East)
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”
    • WINE REGIONS ON HUNGARIAN PLAIN
    • CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Named After
  • EASTERN SLOVAK LOWLANDS
    • GEOGRAPHY– Europe, REGION-Central Europe(        ), Part of Hungarian Plain
    • TOPOGRAPHY– Consists of Eastern Slovak Hills, Eastern Slovak Flat
    • WINE REGIONS ON EASTERN SLOVAK LOWLANDS
    • CULTURE- ~Etymology~  Named After
  • ROMANIAN LOWLANDS
    • GEOGRAPHY– Europe, REGION-Central Europe(South-East)
    • TOPOGRAPHY
    • WINE REGIONS ON ROMANIAN LOWLANDS
    • CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Named After
  • VIENNA BASIN
    • GEOGRAPHY– Europe, REGION-Central Europe(     ),
      • Western End of Sub-Carpathian Depression, East of Vienna
    • TOPOGRAPHY
    • WINE REGIONS ON VIENNA BASIN
    • CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Named After
  • AUSTRIAN-SOUTH-MARAVIAN CARPATHIANS
    • GEOGRAPHY– Europe, REGION-Central Europe(        ),
      • Mountain Range Along Border of Austria and Czech Republic
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”
    • WINE REGIONS ON AUSTRIAN-SOUTH-MARAVIAN CARPATHIANS
    • CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Named After

CLIMATE–  Atlantic/ Oceanic“, “Mediterranean“, “Continental

SOILS–  Metamorphic“, “Volcanic“, “Sedimentary


GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMER: “To Benefit From “Demystifying “The Vine” and the World of Wine a Understanding of Central Europe’s Geography and Topography is Needed and the Ability to Visualize Its Wine Regions.  Sections In Central Europe Are Organized In a North to South, / East to West Orientation and Intended to Be Read and Memorized as So.”


  • SUB-CHAPTERS Of CENTRAL EUROPE
    • Austria
    • Czech Republic
    • Germany
    • Hungary
    • Luxembourg
    • Slovakia
    • Switzerland
  • **Refer to Proceeding Sub-Chapters For Information On These