Holidaymakers in the Thermen- & Vulkanland simply mustn’t miss a visit to a traditional “Buschenschank”. Where better to immerse yourself in regional cuisine than a local wine tavern with vineyards and viewing terraces, feasting on a “Brettljause” (cold cuts platter), scarlet runner bean salad and Styrian wines.
A "Josephine patent" from the year 1784 was the foundation stone for one of the biggest image carriers of the Styrian wine country: the Buschenschank! At that time, Josef II allowed winegrowers to serve their product for a fee.
The Styrian Buschenschank Law prescribes to the winegrowers exactly which types of food and beverages they are allowed to serve to their guests. For example, the offering of warm dishes is generally prohibited. The serving of soft drinks, beer and coffee is also prohibited. In principle, only that which is produced on the farm is to be consumed at the Buschenschank. The type and quantity of additional purchases are precisely regulated.