In times of increasingly extreme weather conditions, soil erosion caused by wind and rain is playing a more and more prominent role. Intense soil elution appears most notably in vineyards located on slopes where a protective herbal layer is not tolerated. This damages the soil, and subsequently also has a negative effect on the grapevine. However, many winemakers prefer this outcome to supposed reductions in wine quality. This paper examines whether and to what extent vegetation on machine tracks for erosion protection affects the wine quality. For this purpose, the impact was studied on the red wine variety Zweigelt located at Äußerer Kirchberg in the community Neusiedl am See in the state Burgenland in the year 2010. In order to address this question, three different systems for soil treatment were tested (open, greened and untreated, greened and treated with a cultivator). The result of the penetration resistance test of the open soil was slightly less than of the other variants. This variety ripened well, with high sugar content and low acidity, as proven by the must and wine analysis. The wine tester ranked this wine in first place. The greened and untreated soil had a marginally higher penetration resistance than the open soil. Must and wine analysis showed that there was more acid and less sugar content than in the other variants. This wine took last place at the sensory wine testing. The greened and treated soil had a little higher penetration resistance than the greened and untreated soil. This variety had similar outcomes (must and wine analyses) to the ones of the greened and untreated soil. The wine was ranked in second place. Attention should be paid to the fact that the grapevines grown on the open soil are many years older than the two other types, so they produce fewer grapes but with better quality. This is why I recommend continuing the work with an adjusted test set-up.