SÜDSTEIERMARK is a region in Austria.

HISTORY Archduke Johann of Austria pioneered and actively promoted viticulture in the region.

VINEYARD AREA 2,563 hectares (6,330 acres)

MAIN GRAPES Südtseiermark is best known for Sauvignon Blanc. Also grown Welschriesling, Chardonnay (’Morillon’), Gelber Muskateller and Traminer.

MAIN TOWNS Berghausen, Ehrenhausen, Gamlitz, Kitzeck, Leutschach, Ratsch, Sankt Nikolai, Sausal, Spielfeld.

TERROIR The vines lies either along the Styrian-Slovenian border, or up towards the Sausal region, west of the main town of Leibnitz. Challenging terrain, because most of the vineyards are planted on extremely steep inclines.

SOIL Varied, sandstone, slate (shale, schist), marl, limestone.

SINGLE VINEYARD SITES Czamillonberg, Grassnitzberg, Kittenberg, Nussberg, Obegg, Sernauberg, Kranachberg or Zieregg.

WINE STYLES Junker wines are the first-released wines from the new vintage. Klassik wines are the regular wines. Lagen or reserve wines comes from single sites.

SÜDSTEIERMARK REGION WINERIES

CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC / Franz Muster. / Karl Schnabel. / Weingut Rebenhof. / Weingut Warga-Hack. / Weingut Werlitsch.

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