Austria – South Styrian Wine Dreamer
The winegrowers’ Valhalla
The South Styrian Wine Road unites these three aspects of life. The region’s customs and traditions are lively and impress visitors. Typical features such as the owner-run Buschenschank wine taverns, the Klapotetz (noisy windmills designed to keep birds off crops), the unique landscape and the friendly locals make the region very special!
Even the best wines want to be drunk and enjoyed. A huge number of vineyards are waiting with open doors to be discovered all along the South Styrian Wine Road. Winegrowers will be happy to explain the production process in person, give you the opportunity to taste the wines and experience the world of Southern Styrian Wine.
There is a remarkable range of very different wines, including Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling and Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains to name just a few. The breathtaking natural scenery and delicious regional specialities make every glass even more unforgettable.
September 29th – October 7th, 2023
October 21st – 28th, 2023
Vienna, Styria – white wine regions
Burgenland, red wine region
Day 1: Arrival Vienna airport - wine and dine in Vienna
Arriving Vienna airport.
Meet your tourmanager and drive to city of Vienna with a first view on Vienna´s beautiful historical buildings.
Check into your hotel. Time to refresh.
Wine and dine
On top of wine hill „Schöne Aussicht“ – visiting our first „Winzer“ (wine maker)
Vienna is unique: the city is home to the only wine-growing region in the world that is entirely within the limits of a large city and, thanks to its unique wine and wine-making tradition, shapes the atmosphere of the city.
Continue to the “wine village Grinzing” in the Vienna hills.
Day 2: Vienna – Eisenstadt – Graz – Gamlitz / South Styria
Morning transfer to Eisenstadt – the smallest capitol of one of Austrias nine states, a domicile of the Esterhazy family – Esterhazy Palace and Wine Estate. Short introduction about the Esterhazy wines.
The largest wine museum in Austria is situated in the 330 year-old cellar vaults of the palace.This impressive exhibition includes more than 700 fascinating objects and gives an overview of the cultural history and rich traditions of viticulture in Burgenland.
Excellentes red wines in the World
The best red wines Austria you find in this state – in middle Burgenland and will explore a red wine adventure from the finest art in the Vinothek Horitschon. Enjoy a wonderful wine tasting commented by experts followed by an excellent lunch in the village.
Continue to The Styrian Tuscany Wine Region – South Styria
Overnight for the next days. Wine hills walking and typical Styrian Buschenschank Dinner.
Day 3: Stainz / Schilcher wine aerea : Schilcher grape, Welschriesling
Day 4: South Styrian wine area : Welschriesling, Weißburgunder, Sauvignong Blanc, Chardonnay,
Morning excursion to Graz, the capitol of Styra. Get to know to this beautyful city, enjoy strolling in the streets, some shopping and walking up (or elevator) tot he Grazer Uhrturm (clock tower) the town´s landmark.
We will drive back to South Styria, enjoying another speciality of the region.
Day 5: Knights, Chocolate, Schnaps – from the very very best.
Morning excursion to Riegersburg, visiting Fortress,
tasting chocolate in the chocolate paradise and tasting Schnaps (an incredible varity of different Schnaps, Gin and Whisky.
Day 6: White horses and wine, wine, wine
Relaxed breakfast – excursion to stut Piber – where the Lippizans are raised up and trainend.
Return to Gamlitz / the pritty wine village in the middle of the wine road. Last wine cellar tour and sommelier indroduction. Fare well dinner.
Please note: all our offered winemakers are listed in the Fallstaff wine magazine as – „wine maker of the „ and golden medall winners.
Day 7: Vienna – relaxing day – free day for shopping
Breakfast and transfer to Vienna – free time for shopping.
No program on this day.
Day 8: Vienna – departure to Airport.
Breakfast and transfer to Vienna airport.
based on double occupancy
7 nights accommodation superior tourist-class hotels
5 group dinners (no wine included)
5 wine tasting (4 wine tastings with bred & cheese)
Graz clock tower
Zotter chocolate factory (eat as much as you can)
Wine museum Eisterhazy
A professional Tour Director to handle tour arrangements
Tips for guides and coach drivers
Please note: until the number of participants is secured, these prices and activities are estimated. Actual activities might take pace on different days that suggested in the proposal.