Wine from Styria
There are three wine-growing regions in Styria: Vulkanland (Volcanic Country), Southern Styria and Western Styria. At 2563 hectares, Southern Styria is the largest of the three. Although Sauvignon Blanc is still the main variety, Pinot Blanc, Welschriesling, Chardonnay and Muscat are increasing in popularity. The Vulkan is home to the Traminer, while in Western Styria you will find the typical Styrian Schilcher. The Austrian red variety Zweigelt has also long since made a name for itself. The grapes ripen on the steep slopes of this very special location with its wonderfully mild climate until they are harvested in autumn. But there is still a lot of work to be done before the wine ends up in the bottle. The high art of vinification that the winegrowers demonstrate plays just as decisive a role in creating the unique, fresh taste of the wines as the terroir and climate. From Junker wine to the classics and legendary single-site wines, every sip is pure pleasure. Styrian Sekt, a sparkling wine, also plays a significant role and is of international quality.
DAC SüdsteiermarkThere are 14 DAC regions in Austria. South Styria is one of them.
DAC stands for Districtus Austriae Controllatus and identifies local wines typical of the region. If the abbreviation DAC appears on the label under the name of the wine-growing region, it is a regionally typical Qualitätswein (quality wine). Südsteiermark DAC (Southern Styria DAC) has five growing areas: Kitzeck-Sausal (leading varieties: Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling), Gamlitz, Eichberg and Luetschach an der Weinstraße (leading varieties: Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat) and Ehrenhausen an der Weinstraße (leading varieties: Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay).