Autumn time is a wonderful time to enjoy the fruits of nature. Autumn is the master painter who doesn’t just paint leaves. He also celebrates the harvest with young wine and conjures up a fruity and sparkling storm in a glass.
Autumn truly is the most beautiful time of the year in the South Styrian Wine Road and is when visitors of all ages and from every region of the country flock here. What does a typical South Styrian wine taste like? Zesty, refreshing and elegant with fruity flavours! Popular South Styrian varieties of grapes include the Grauburgunder, Gelber Muskateller, Morillon (the Styrian name for Chardonnay), Welschriesling and Blauer Zweigelt. The wide selection of varieties and the quality of the grapes impresses wine juries all over the world. South Styrian wines receive numerous awards both nationally and internationally each year.
The Wildbacher is a dark-skinned grape variety which is made into the rosé coloured Schlicher wine. This variety has been cultivated for millennia with evidence dating back to 400 BC. This means that Schilcher wine is the oldest variety of wine in Europe! Archduke Johann allowed the ‘Schlicher’ to be cultivated on a large scale which did not do the variety of grape any harm. Rosé wine, Schlicher grape juice and Schlicher sparkling wine are very popular all over the world today. This variety is particularly versatile and can be easily made into grappa, jelly and vinegar. Our tip: Why not take part in a wine seminar at a vineyard or at the fabulous Loisium?
Stay at a JUFA Hotel
Would you like to see autumn in all its colourful and multifaceted glory? The JUFA Hotels in Styria are located in the most beautiful and tranquil areas and are perfect places to both relax and take part in a fantastic range of sports activities. The hotels are perfect bases from which to embark on a host of outdoor adventures in the beautiful region of Styria.