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 “Blauer Wildbacher” was grown by the Celtic population in the area of Styria
. Until today, a unique 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 dream landscape where one green hill leads to the next, and the people live a distinct 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 that Schilcherland
enjoys, and an almost spirited handling of time. No wonder that this landscape is called the “Austrian Tuscany”