Blick_Hausdach_Weingaerten_Sankt Anna | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark, Harald Eisenberger

Styria - Land of vineyards

Styrian wine

A unique wine growing region: the Steiermark. The stunningly beautiful and centuries-old cultural landscape with its fortresses and castles, the friendly and hospitable people, the exceptional quality and variety of wines, paired with a selection of inns and restaurants make the Styrian wine country a region worthy to discover.


Be ready to just drift, taste and experience this special region. Visit vintners and chefs. Hike through vineyards, discover regional and homemade specialties of traditional wine taverns, the so-called Buschenschank. Stretch your legs and enjoy the marvellous views in a shady spot underneath a walnut tree. Try roasted chestnuts in autumn and return with friends to visit the people of the Styrian wine country.

 

International greatness in a small region

Regardless of the motivation that brings a visitor to the Steiermark (Styria) - the mountains in the north, thermal springs in the southeast, the myriad cultural opportunities of the capital city Graz, or coming specially to visit a certain wine estate - wine is omnipresent. And the wine scene here is every bit as diverse as the Steiermark's topography.

Every year more visitors are impressed by the soft rolling hills in the south, also the homeland of the region's wines. Along with the upturn in wine quality, the Styrian gastronomic scene has also developed. Culinary finesse is beautifully complemented by the region's wines. And concerning overnight accommodations, even the highest of expectations can be satisfied. Moreover, many of the traditional inns - called Buschenschank - enable visitors to get close to the creative process behind the wines. In short, the Steiermark has much to offer for tourists and weekenders. Great interest has also developed in the 'Steirischer Junker', the young wine of the current vintage. This starts off the oenophile's new year and offers a first impression of the vintage.

The Steiermark is subdivided into three winegrowing areas: Weststeiermark (546 ha), Südsteiermark (2,563 ha) and Vulkanland Steiermark (1,524 ha, formerly Südoststeiermark). And although the Sausal belongs to Südsteiermark, its slate soils set it apart. These regions can be best explored via one of the eight wine trails, including the Südsteirische, Sausal, Klöcher, Thermenland, Klapotetz, Schilcher, Südoststeirische Hügelland and Oststeirische Römerweinstraße.

vinothek wein steiermark verkostung | © Steiermark Tourismus, Leo Himsl

Gesamtsteirische Vinothek – All-Styrian wine shop

In the All-Styrian wine shop you can taste samples from 130 of the best wines from all Styrian wine growing areas.

Wine region Vulkanland Steiermark

Vines growing on rich volcanic soil.
Once called Südoststeiermark, the wine region's new name 'Vulkanland Steiermark' (Volcano Country Steiermark) already speaks for itself. But it is not only the soil that distinguishes this region from others; it also manifests considerable differences in terms of climate.