Snack in a typical wine tavern (Buschenschank, wine-growing estate Dreisiebner) in a vineyard in Southern Styria  | © Steiermark Tourismus | Harry Schiffer Snack in a typical wine tavern (Buschenschank, wine-growing estate Dreisiebner) in a vineyard in Southern Styria  | © Steiermark Tourismus | Harry Schiffer
Wine and cosiness

From one rustic wine tavern to the next

Just like the charming southern and eastern regions of Styria are inseparably linked to winemaking, the local wine routes are inseparably linked to rustic wine taverns. During leisurely vineyard strolls, cosy “Buschenschank” wine taverns invite you to drop in and enjoy some regional delicacies.

Good to know: The region’s viniculture prospered during the regency of empress Maria Theresia and Joseph II. It was also Joseph who issued the “Buschenschank decree“ in 1784. This decree allowed small, part-time wine producers to earn something on the side. The positive side effect: The measures not only benefitted the local economy but also the social life in the region’s villages.