The mountainous viticultural winegrowing region in the south
of Austria includes South Styria, Southeast Styria and West
Styria, which produce the most diverse wines on account of
the different soil and climatic conditions encountered there.
West Styria is famous for its local speciality called Schilcher.
Highly appreciated are Southeast Styria?s expansive Traminers besides a
wide range of white and red wines, which all thrive on volcanic soils under
the influence of Pannonian-Mediterranean climate.
The smallest district
of this province, yet the most important one in terms of wine production
is South Styria, which stretches along Austria?s southern border
and benefits from Mediterranean influence. Here, not only are the partly
precipitous vineyard sites fascinating, but also the wines sourced from
them. They display pronounced raciness, distinct varietal aromas and
flavors as well as lively acidity.
Typical varietals are Welschriesling,
Muskateller, Sauvignon Blanc and Morillon (Chardonnay).