Südsteiermark

Styria

Southern Styria stands for fragrant, fresh wines, especially from the leading variety Sauvignon Blanc. But on the 2340 hectares of vineyards there is enough room for a wide range of varieties, from Welschriesling to Morillon and Muskateller to Traminer. Here, in one of the most charming wine landscapes in Europe, viticulture is hard work, however, as most of the vineyards are located on extremely steep slopes. The soils available in the Südsteiermark winegrowing region are as diverse as the grape varieties: from sand and slate to marl and shell limestone. Warm, humid Mediterranean climate determines the long vegetation cycle, cool nights promote the development of a rich aroma, which helps the white wine varieties to a wealth of nuances and nobility. From the slender, fruit-driven young wine - as a "Junker" one of the harbingers of the new vintage - to the elegant classic line to highly ripe, extract-rich site wines, the winemakers PLAY to their strengths. The Sauvignon Blanc grape variety in particular was able to work its way up to the top in the course of continuous further development, and today representatives of the variety from southern Styria belong to the world class. That this will continue in the future is guaranteed by an extremely open-minded winegrowers' community, which has gained experience in the wine world during travels and practical visits. But the viticultural school in Silberberg also contributes with theory and practice to equip young winemakers with the best qualifications. Getting to know the area is worthwhile at any time of the year. An autumn wine tour along the Wine Road, on the one hand along the Slovenian border, and on the other through the Sausal region to the west of the city of Leibnitz, has particular appeal. Sufficient time should be planned for stops such as Ehrenhausen, Gamlitz, Leutschach or Kitzeck. Ringing names of sites such as Czamillonberg, Pössnitzberg, Kranachberg, Hochgrassnitzberg, Steinriegel, Kittenberg, Nussberg, Obegg or Zieregg evoke associations with the corresponding top wines. These have meanwhile found their way onto the wine lists not only of regional gastronomy, but are also causing a stir internationally. Archduke Johann, a grandson of Empress Maria Theresa and a winegrowing pioneer with a "European" vision for his time in terms of wine culture, whose traces can still be traced in the region today, would be proud of his southern Styrian vintners.
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Wineries in this region

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Familienweingut Sattlerhof
Winery
Austria
Gamlitz,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
5
Stars
Familienweingut Tement
Winery
Austria
Ehrenhausen,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
5
Stars
Weingut Erwin Sabathi
Winery
Austria
Leutschach an der Weinstraße,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
5
Stars
Weingut Gross
Winery
Austria
Ehrenhausen on the Weinstrasse,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
5
Stars
Weingut Lackner-Tinnacher
Winery
Austria
Gamlitz,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
5
Stars
Ewald Zweytick Wein
Winery
Austria
Ehrenhausen,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
Weingut Hannes Sabathi
Winery
Austria
Gamlitz,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
Weingut Daniel Jaunegg
Winery
Austria
Leutschach an der Weinstraße,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
Weingut Kodolitsch
Winery
Austria
Leibnitz,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
Weingut MUSTER.GAMLITZ
Winery
Austria
Gamlitz,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
Weingut oberGuess
Winery
Austria
Leutschach,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
Weingut Peter Skoff – Domäne Kranachberg
Winery
Austria
Gamlitz,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
Weingut Polz
Winery
Austria
Strass in der Steiermark,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
WEINGUT SKOFF ORIGINAL – Walter Skoff
Winery
Austria
Gamlitz,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
Weingut Wohlmuth
Winery
Austria
Kitzeck im Sausal,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
Weingut Wolfgang Maitz
Winery
Austria
Ehrenhausen on the Weinstrasse,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
Weingut Harkamp
Winery
Austria
Leibnitz,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
Domaines Kilger
Winery
Austria
Gamlitz,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
3
Stars
Weingut Adam – Lieleg
Winery
Austria
Leutschach an der Weinstraße,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
3
Stars
Weingut Elsnegg
Winery
Austria
Gamlitz,  Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
3
Stars
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