Styria Wine

Styria, otherwise known as Steiermark, is the southern-most wine producing region in Austria. Unlike many other Southern grape-producing areas, the focus here is on whites rather than reds. The climate is largely Mediterranean and the region is known for brilliantly-fresh and elegant wines. A specialized focus on Sauvignon Blanc is complimented with other white varieties such as Chardonnay (known as Morillon here), Welshriesling, Traminer, Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris/Rulander.) Here, the wines are often fuller-bodied than their northern counterparts and rich with minerality due to the fossilized seashells in the soil. In November, much like in Beaujolais, a young wine known as a “Junker” is released which is a light-bodied, freshly acidic wine. In the spring, the “Klassik” wine is released which are those displaying intense varietal character with no oak aging. After a bit of patience, the “Lagen” wines are released which are usually produced from late-harvested/very ripe grapes from established Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Zweigelt

    History of the grape:  Zweigelt was created in 1922 by Fritz Zweigelt at the Institute of Viticulture and Pomology in...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Weingut Peter Skoff

    Wir bewirtschaften 17 ha Rebfläche rund um unser Weingut am Kranachberg, aufgeteilt auf die Klein...

  • Weingut Dreisiebner Stammhaus

    The family winery Dreisiebner headquarters is located in the southern Styrian wine landscape in t...

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