Eastern Styria

For us at Winemonger the region of Eastern Styria centers around the Neumeister winery in Straden, a small amphitheater-like chain of steep hills that provide vastly different soil and climate conditions than the rest of Styria. The soils here contain limestone from two sources: maritime deposits from an ancient seabed and even larger chalk deposits stemming from Alpine runoff. Combined with higher precipitation, the meager lime stone soils allow for an extended ripening period and elegance in the wines produced here that is immediately apparent at the hands of a producer like Neumeister.