In the Small Carpathian viticulture region, wine has been grown within living memory. The southern slopes of the massif of Small Carpathians are predominantly made of volcanic rocks with major proportion of granite. The loam soil contains a relatively large part of the rocky skeleton. The local soil is seemingly poor in nutrients; however, it does provide ideal conditions for growing vine, which belongs among the most resilient plants and is able to transfer the characteristics of the subsoil to its fruit. The southern orientation of the vineyards ensures the grapes have enough sunlight while the higher elevation of the terraces protects them from ground frost in spring. The terroir is mainly suitable for growing Riesling varieties, which are particularly mineral and typical for this viticulture area. Wines from this region are full, harmonious and mineral, possessing fresh acidity. Sunny slopes and warm soil have favourable impact on ripening of the grapes and its sugar content. The local microclimate in and around the Svätý Jur is also conducive to development of the so-called Zibeben grapes (grapes that dry directly on the vine).