Austria - Styria
Frequently referred to as Austria's Tuscany, Styria is a southern Austrian region slap bang up against the Slovenian border. It is way off the beaten wine-track and has the most achingly beautiful countryside imaginable.
Winemakers of Styria make a wide range of wines from numerous grape varieties, but for most there are 2 vinous reasons to come here - Sauvignon Blanc and Schilcher. For me, you can add Muskateller.
Schilcher - a rosé made from the traditional indigenous Blauer Wildbacher grape, reputed to have been in cultivation in Celtic times, which has pronounced acidity and freshness.
The beauty of the countryside, the absence of mass tourism, small local inns - we ate fabulously last year - and the beautiful wines, conspire to offer a delightful wine travel destination. And you're not far from the Alpine resorts of Austria, for winter sports or summer hiking - another bonus!
Our winemakers in Styria are the Langmann and the Strohmeier families. Different styles, same passion.
Austria has a winegrowing heritage stretching back over three millennia and produces some of the best wines in the world, of unparalleled quality, from grape varieties not grown elsewhere.
Today you finally find a couple Austrian wines in most shops, and in restaurants. A good start, but not enough, as Austria has so much more to offer!
We offer wines from all the regions and have picked from the best growers in each winegrowing regions. All of these - except Stift Klosterneuburg - are family run - And Stift Klosterneuburg is in a class of its own. All offer wines of individuality, character, and outstanding quality
We wouldn't be the champions of Austrian Wines in the UK if we didn't cover all of its diverse regions. They are all here from the white wines of Wachau, Kamptal, Kremstal, Wagram and Weinviertel, through the magic of Vienna and the Viennese hills in Carnuntum and Thermenregion, all the way to Burgenland and Styria in the south. Enjoy!