Cycling among vines on the East Styrian Roman Wine Route | © TV Oststeiermark | Bernhard Bergmann Cycling among vines on the East Styrian Roman Wine Route | © TV Oststeiermark | Bernhard Bergmann
The longest continuous wine route in Austria

Eastern Styria's Roman Wine Road

Winegrowing in Eastern Styria has a long tradition with a 2000-year history. A 75 km archaeological trail follows Roman times through gently rolling hills, forests and vineyards.

Starting in Gleisdorf, the Roman Wine Road leads through the picturesque hills of Eastern Styria via Hartberg to Bad Waltersdorf. Stop along the adventure roads (also called theme roads) in the garden of Austria and taste your way from wine farm to wine farm. The Buschenschänke with the Styrian Brettljause and the noble drops round off the experience on the Roman Wine Road. This is also a great place for a vacation on a bike or motorcycle.

Feuerritual Urbanus | RENE STRASSER

Annual Urbanus Presentation

On the 2nd of february the cellar doors will open again in Eastern Styria! Visit our winemakers when they present the new URBANUS® once a year at Maria Lichtmess.
On this day the first drops of the URBANUS® decide at a fire ritual in which light the wines may rest in the cellar. Enjoy the colossal resting of Eastern Styria at the 12 participating winemakers and toast with us to a colossally good wine year!

Program for February 2
Picnic at the Posch Winery | Rene Strasser | © Oststeiermark Tourismus, Rene Strasser

Colossal freak out

Where the Romans have already grown and pressed wine more than 2000 years ago, the winegrowers on the East Styrian Roman Wine Route live an actually quite tranquil and relaxed life in the abundance of Eastern Styria. The Romans are gone we thought, but somehow they seem to have survived anyway, because in the East Styrian and the East Styrian obviously opposites collide. 

Hot-bloodedness on the one hand and relaxedness on the other have been part of Eastern Styria and its people since Roman times. Freaking out is culture is and yes, it belongs to the people of the region here to be equally furiously angry and also fully relaxed.

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Curtain up for the East Styrian winegrowers

What does a grape harvest in eastern Styria look like? What does a picnic in the middle of the vineyard look like? And what kind of picture do the hot-blooded, young vintners make on the backs of horses? The start of the Formula 1 season in Spielberg vs. chariot racing in Eastern Styria: Even if it seems otherwise, the following also applies to the Eastern Styrian vintners: Don't drink and drive!

All this and many more impressions of the East Styrian Roman Wine Route - in the middle of the garden of Austria - you can experience in the videos of the YouTube channel of the Adventure Region Eastern Styria.

Stops along the Roman Wine Route

Buschenschank Pack_Family_Eastern Styria | © Tourismusverband Oststeiermark
  • Greinbach

Buschenschank Viticulture Pack

Cozy wine tavern with excellent quality wines and a very good snack. "In the footsteps of the Romans" is the journey...
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Buschenschank Petz_Winemaker_Eastern Styria | © Buschenschank Petz
  • Hartberg

Buschenschank wine farm Petz

"The food should first please the eye and then the stomach"
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Buschenschank Steinbauer_Snack_Eastern Styria | © Buschenschank Steinbauer
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  • Hartberg-Umgebung

Buschenschank Viniculture Steinbauer

The somewhat different wine tavern
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Buschenschank Rauchenberger_building_Eastern Styria | © Buschenschank Rauchenberger
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  • Weiz

Buschenschank Rauchenberger

The Rauchberger family looks forward to welcoming you to their wine tavern.
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Restaurant Schrott_House_Eastern Styria | © Restaurant Schrott
  • Feistritztal

Restaurant Cafe Scrap

Whether lunch with family and friends, business lunch, fine dinner, a little hunger or a cozy drink with colleagues -...
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Pöltl_Erich_Eastern Styria | © Pöltl Erich
  • Hartberg-Umgebung

Buschenschank Roman wine farm Pöltl

Wine was already being pressed there in Roman times!
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  • Gleisdorf

Winvery Seyfried

According to their own statements, the parents planted the first vines in 1986 and thus passed the joy and passion for...
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  • Hartberg-Umgebung

Buschenschank and winery Moser

True to the motto: "Only the best for the guests".
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Other Stops along the Eastern Styria wine route

Get inspired

Experience fine wines, traditional culinary art and exciting places of interest from the past and present along Austria’s longest continuous wine route. Eastern Styria’s Roman Wine Road features gently rolling hills with small wooded areas and softly sloping vineyards. This is one of Austria’s oldest cultivated landscapes and among Styria’s best winegrowing regions.

Couple drinking wine on the Eastern Styrian Roman Wine Road | © TV Oststeiermark | die mosbachers
Weinverkostung Römerweinhof Pöltl
Wine tasting at the Römerweinhof Pöltl in Eastern Styria | © TV Oststeiermark | Bernhard Bergmann