Styria

Styria’s lovely landscape frequently evokes comparison with Tuscany. And it certainly offers one of the most beautiful wine-happy environments to be seen anywhere. Steiermark is comprised of three subregions, Southern Styria (Südsteiermark), Southeastern Styria (Südoststeiermark) and Weststeiermark (Western Styria). Untersteiermark (Lower Styria) lies south of the border in the sovereign state of Slovenia.

In Southeastern Styria, the volcanic hillsides roll out some 3300 acres of vines, mostly white varieties like the famous Sauvignon Blanc, light and refreshing—also chardonnay (light and refreshing as well, not much oak). These wines are all characterized by a fine mineral spice that offers delicacy to complement their vibrant character.

The wildly romantic landscape of Southern Styria offers nearly 5000 acres under the vine—planted in part on precipitous slopes in a wide variety of soils ranging from sand and slate to limestony marls. Again, Sauvignon Blanc leads the way, although brilliant wines from Muscat and Traminer also find their way to us here in America.

Weststeiermark has some 1100 acres planted to vines—almost exclusively devoted to a single variety, the Blauer Wildbacher. Of uncertain parentage, this little acid-factory is famous for yielding a wine called Schilcher—an acquired taste than some folks cannot live without. Most Schilcher is consumed within the domestic confines of Styria and often at one of the many "Buschenschank" places, the Styrian equivalent to Vienna's "Heuriger", where locals congregate to drink wine and eat small dishes.

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  • Neumeister Sauvignon Blanc Klassik 2016

    Neumeister Sauvignon is amongst the finest you will find not just in Austria but anywhere in the world. Learn More
    $24.50

  • Neumeister Sauvignon Blanc Klassik 2017

    Organic viticulture of 35 hectares in Eastern Styria, perfectly clean grape material by selecting meticulously and slow sorting, long maceration, extended time on the lees (until Spring.) Soils rich in limestone and chalk. Minimal intervention. All stainless. From SommSelect: In the glass, the wine is a pale straw-gold with copper and silver highlights, with the kind of aromas that transport you to a dewy, flower-strewn meadow in Springtime: scents of juicy citrus fruits, white peach, cut grass, tarragon, mint, white pepper, lilacs, and wet stones carry over to a mouth-wateringly dry, medium-bodied palate. Learn More
    $27.30

  • Neumeister Sauvignon Blanc Klausen Premiere Cru STK 2015

    Dark-spiced aromas and flavors with salty and peppery notes. Organically farmed on the steep hillsides of the Klausen vineyard. Learn More

    Regular Price: $36.00

    Loose-Ends Sale $28.99

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