Supposedly time passes by slower in Schilcherland than anywhere else. At least this is claimed by anyone who has spent some time enjoying a glass of wine at a typical wine tavern – “Buschenschank” – within the soft hills of south-western Styria.
What a tradition! Already in the 4th century before Christ the local grape-vine “Blauer Wildbacher” was grown by the Celtic population in the area of Styria. Until today a special Rosé wine is produced from this very special grape. It dazzles (“schilchert”) in all different shades of red, tastes fruity and tangy and is only allowed to be produced in this area.
The Schilcher grows in a picture perfect landscape where one deep green hill leads to the next, and the people live an interesting mix of traditional and modern lifestyle. Next to ancient farmhouses there is state-of-the-art wine architecture, and you can enjoy typical food such as the “Brettljause” at an idyllic wine tavern as well as regional Avantgarde-cuisine. In addition to all this one must mention the mediterranean climate and an almost spirited handling of time. No wonder that this landscape is called the “Austrian Tuscany”.www.schilcherland.comwww.suedsteirischeweinstrasse.at