At around 500 hectares, Western Styria is the smallest wine-growing region in Styria, but was already used for producing wine in Celtic times.

At up to 600 metres above sea level, the vines are cultivated. The Illyrian climate, a transitional climate between the Mediterranean, the Alpine and the Pannonian climate, with high levels of precipitation but also plenty of sun, together with the soil conditions, ensure the uniqueness of the Blauer Wildbacher grape typical of the region and better known as the Schilcher.

Issue Date: 18.10.2018

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