Located in eastern Austria, Theremenregion is known for its easy-drinking reds and whites. 5000 acres are planted on sand and gravel soils; leading varieties include local white varieties such as Zierfandler and Rotgipfler, while red varieties include Sankt Laurent and Pinot Noir (Sankt Laurent has similar flavors to Pinot Noir, but a darker color). A small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is also planted in this area, while Blauer Portuguiser, once a popular variety, has seen a recent decrease in plantings. (Wine/Appellations)