Take a trip to the southern Austrian state of Styria and discover countless wine oases. Many wineries offer visitors surprisingly chic tasting rooms. Sauvignon Blanc, the region's signature grape, is often harvested on impossibly steep slopes of slippery schist and shale soils.
Once in the glass, Styrian Sauvignon entices with scents of just-ripe red currant, white pepper and lime. Pair a Styrian Sauvignon Blanc with a plate of charcuterie on the veranda of a Buschenschank (rural cafe) and absorb the seductive, sensory delights of southern Austria.