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.

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  • Tieschen

Buschenschank Hopfer

Grandfather's idyllic cellar with a few vines was the starting point for the history of the relatively young winery.
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Gästehaus & Buschenschank | © Familie Raab
  • Bad Gleichenberg

Thermenweinschenke Raab

Styrian delicacies, Winzerschüsserl and Erdäpfelwurst - heart what more could you wish for! The thermal wine tavern...
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Brettljause mit Ausblick | © Bergmann Bernhard
  • Bad Waltersdorf


Child-friendly excursion heuriger! Enjoy traditional delicacies, take in the beautiful view over Bad Waltersdorf and...
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Gasthaus und Buschenschank Windisch in Gundersdorf | © Privatzimmer Buschenschank & Gasthof Windisch
  • St. Stefan ob Stainz

Gasthof & Buschenschank Windisch

Enjoy regional specialities in our establishment. Warm cuisine: 11.30-21 h No closing day in August, September and...
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Mein Rastplatz | © Rosemarie Weiß
  • Bad Gleichenberg

Mein Bauernladen - Mein Rastplatz

Mein Bauernladen in southeast Styria with pampering. Not only for shopping but also for enjoyment you come to Mein...
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Körbisch Buschenschank Außenansicht | © Buschenschank Körbisch
  • Eibiswald

Buschenschank Körbisch vulgo Gartenbauer

Our traditional and simply furnished, but very familiar Buschenschank you can enjoy homemade delicacies (smoked meat,...
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Die Wilden Schwestern. | © Wilde Schwestern
  • Bad Gleichenberg

Gleichenberger Kellerstüberl

Food. Drink. Enjoyment in the "Wild Sisters" gourmet restaurant. A lot of cordiality, the best regional delicacies and...
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Aussenansicht Krobath | © Krobath
  • Pöllau

Buschenschank Krobath

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Buschenschank Seidl_Jause_Oststeiermark | © Buschenschank Seidl/Famliie Seidl
  • Hartberg-Umgebung

Buschenschank Weinbau Seidl

"The quality is right with us"
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  • Fehring

Buschenschank Paierl

Enjoy our home-made snacks, specialities and brandies in a family atmosphere alongside our fine wines. 
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Weinglas | © Thermen- und Vulkanland
  • Buch-Sankt Magdalena

Buschenschank Höfler

Welcome to Mitterberg in the Bad Waltersdorf region. The former hay barn was converted into a Buschenschank and has...
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Gastgeber mit Hund | © Lederer
  • Bad Waltersdorf


In the middle of nature, where fox and hare still say good night to each other, is the family business - the...
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Top-class wine taverns

The wine taverns in Styria’s wine-growing regions are a class of their own. This is proven by the “Ausgezeichnete Buschenschank” (excellent wine tavern) quality seal that underlines the quality of the products served there. Restaurants carrying this quality seal are recognisable by the burgundy rectangular “Ausgezeichnete Buschenschank” logo with white writing.

What guests can expect at these taverns: excellent quality and a vast selection of regional wines and other products. Glass culture, ambiance and the excellent quality and verifiable origin of all ingredients are important aspects at these top-class taverns.

At a wine tavern carrying the quality seal, guests can be sure that they are only served wine from the tavern’s own production and snack specialties made by the vintner family or local producers.

  • Any meat served at these wine taverns is processed on site or supplied by a direct marketer.
  • Fish exclusively comes from Styrian waters.
  • The tavern serves at least 4 Austrian cheeses and 3 types of home-made fruit juices.

By the way: All certified wine taverns also put big smiles on little faces, offering child-friendly snacks and boasting spacious playgrounds.

Styrian Wine Country Cycling Tour: Head to the south

Would you like to explore the Styrian wine country and its three wine-growing areas on two wheels? Then the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Tour might be just the thing for you! The first stage of the tour takes you along the Sausal wine route and the Schilcher wine route, both of them perfect for taking pleasurable breaks. If you want to stay longer, there are many accommodation providers located along the cycling tour.

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