Regional delicacies in the Buschenschank
The Buschenschank is an Austrian speciality that originated in the 18th century. It is a tavern where a farmer is allowed to offer drinks and cold dishes made from home-made products. The operator of a wine tavern must be a wine or fruit grower and also produce their own drinks. Wine, cider, fruit juices and home-made products can be found on the menu. There is only cold food to eat. The Buschenschank classic without a doubt is the Brettljause. Roast pork, ham, smoked meats, sausages, cheese and various spreads accompanied by homemade black bread. This is the perfect end to a cycle tour, such as the tour along the Mur Cycle Path or the insider tip South Styria based in one hotel! And who can resist homemade strudel with Styrian apples or a warm Krapfen (like a doughnut)? A visit to a local wine tavern is an absolute must and should be at the top of your list!
Sämling 88 – a special Styrian wine
Styria is not only known for its wonderful food, but also for its tasty wines. A very special variety, which is almost only available in Styria, is called Scheurebe or Sämling 88. It comes from crossing an unknown wild grape with the Riesling grape. This very fruity creation got its name from Mr Scheu, who finally found a product he was happy with after 88 attempts. The Scheurebe is a very full-bodied wine, but due to its strong residual sweetness it does not appeal to everyone. Other typical wines of Styria are the Welschriesling, the Morillon (Chardonnay) or the Grüner Sylvaner and of course the Müller-Thurgau. Taste your way through the wonderful variety of Styrian wines and choose your personal favourite!
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