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One of our Terrific Tips

Supposedly time passes by slower in the 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 - known as “Buschenschank” - within the soft hills of south-western Styria.

Schilcher Grapes Styria © Österreich Werbung / H.Wiesenhofer
What a tradition! Already in the 4th Century B.C. the local "Blauer Wildbacher” grape was grown by the Celtic population in Austria's province 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 you will find state-of-the-art Styrian architecture, and you can enjoy typical food such as the “Brettljause” at an idyllic wine tavern as well as avant-garde regional cuisine. In addition to all this, one must mention the mediterranean climate that the Schilcherland enjoys, and an almost spirited handling of time. No wonder that this landscape is called the “Austrian Tuscany”.