Vulkanland Steiermark

Styria

Many small wine islands characterise the wine-growing region of southeastern Styria, especially on the slopes of extinct volcanoes, which give the landscape its unique character. 1400 hectares of vineyards are cultivated in concentrated form around the towns of Klöch, St. Anna am Aigen and Straden. One grape variety has special flair: the highly aromatic Traminer. The preferred form of marketing is the Buschenschank. The region has been a hotly contested borderland for centuries, as evidenced by fortified castles and palaces perched on towering basalt cliffs. Today, the borders are open, and Riegersburg Castle, Kapfenstein Castle and other robust residences become venues for peaceful cultural or, in many cases, wine and gastronomic events. For this type of event the wine-growing region offers a wide choice, as such a diversity of varieties can be found in few other wine-growing regions: Welschriesling, Chardonnay or Morillon, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, Gelber Muskateller, Tramine, Sauvignon Blanc and even Riesling, complemented by interesting red wines, especially the Blue Zweigelt, but also other grape varieties, including St. Laurent or Pinot Noir. The unifying element is a fine, mineral spiciness, which is due to the special geological conditions. Four wine roads lead through the charming hilly landscape and a good overview of the production is offered by the Gesamtsteirische Vinothek in St. Anna am Aigen. Amongst the popular tourist destinations are the thermal resorts along the volcanic fault line. Viticulture is mainly carried out as a sideline, and most of the wine is sold in the hundreds of Heurigen - here called Buschenschanken. The most important wine-growing villages are Bad Radkersburg, Feldbach, Gleisdorf, Hartberg, Kapfenstein, Klöch, Riegersburg, St. Peter, Straden, Tieschen and Weiz. In the north, there are vineyards on the Ringkogel near Hartberg up to 650 meters above sea level, which are among the highest vineyards in all of Austria. Climatically, the transition from the hot, dry, Pannonian to the warm, humid Mediterranean climate is strongly noticeable in the region. The vines grow in many cases on warm volcanic soil, basalt, sand, clay and weathered rock.
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Wineries in this region

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Weingut Neumeister
Winery
Austria
Straden,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
5
Stars
Josef Scharl – Charakterweine
Winery
Austria
Sankt Anna am Aigen,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
Weingut Frauwallner Straden
Winery
Austria
Straden,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
Weingut Krispel
Winery
Austria
Hof bei Straden,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
4
Stars
Müller Klöch
Winery
Austria
Klöch,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
3
Stars
Weingut Engel
Winery
Austria
Tieschen,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
3
Stars
Weingut Frühwirth
Winery
Austria
Klöch,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
3
Stars
Weingut Gollenz
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Austria
Tieschen,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
3
Stars
Weingut Pfeifer
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Austria
Sankt Anna am Aigen,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
3
Stars
Weingut Winkler-Hermaden
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Austria
Kapfenstein,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
3
Stars
Ploder-Rosenberg
Winery
Austria
St. Peter am Ottersbach,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
3
Stars
Weingut Matthias Trummer
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Austria
St. Veit in der Südsteiermark,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
2
Stars
Weinhof Platzer
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Austria
Tieschen,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
2
Stars
Herrenhof Lamprecht
Winery
Austria
Markt Hartmannsdorf,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
2
Stars
Weinerlebnis Martin Wippel
Winery
Austria
Riegersburg,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
1
Stars
Weingut Glatz
Winery
Austria
Bad Waltersdorf,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
1
Stars
Wein.Gölles Weinbau | Buschenschank
Winery
Austria
Fehring,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
Weingut Pock
Winery
Austria
Sankt Anna am Aigen,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
Buschenschank Pitter
Winery
Austria
Ilztal,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
Buschenschank Kapper
Winery
Austria
Unterlamm,  Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
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