From pumpkin soup to small snack platters
The wine will also definitely impress you! Southeast Styria's wine-growing area is a paradise for Lovers of white wine. Many small island-like vineyards - mainly found on the slopes of extinct volcanoes - lend the landscape its charming character; most common are delicately fruity white wines that express the special geological conditions in the form of density and fine mineral notes. In addition to wines (such as Welschriesling, Pinot blanc, Chardonnay, Zweigelt and Müller-Thurgau, together with the main regional speciality, Klöcher Traminer), there are various other specialities, for instance Styrian pumpkin seed oil, outstanding ham, bacon, cheese as well as delicious preserves made from the fruits of the region. And, of course, the world-famous Zotter chocolate.
All of this good food and good wine can be enjoyed in a variety of venues. These include cosy traditional wine taverns, inviting inns, exquisite award-winning restaurants and some direct outlets with salesrooms where one can taste and purchase honey, jam, vinegar, pumpkin seed oil, schnapps, juice and herbs. A tip: Good food and wine aplenty can be found at the impressive autumn festivals in the Styrian Thermen- and Vulkanland. So come to the "Kulinarischer Herbst", where producers open their doors to the public!