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Buschenschanken in Southern Styria

Typically Styrian - what comes to your mind first when you think about this? For us, there's certainly a lot, but we would like to focus on one special feature here: the numerous Buschenschanken in the region. A weekend in southern Styria without a visit to one of our traditional restaurants is as if you had not tasted a single glass of wine here - it's simply not possible.

What actually defines the typical Buschenschenken in southern Styria? A unique combination of fine wines, culinary delicacies from the region, homemade fruit juices and the hospitality of the locals come together here. The view of the southern Styrian hilly landscape makes a visit to the Buschenschank even more unforgettable.

Our favourite Buschenschanken in Southern Styria

Often, our guests ask us for an insider tip or a Buschenschank that we can wholeheartedly recommend. Here are our favourite Buschenschank spots in and around Gamlitz:

Whether a classic "Jause" or a picnic inmidst of a beautiful vineyard? Tinnauer winery is rated one of the “excellent wine taverns” in Styria. At our reception, you can order their picnic baskets for an idyllic meal at your personal favourite spot in Gamlitz.

The family business Winery & Buschenschank Zweytick in Unterlupitscheni attaches great importance to regionality and home-made food: the meat products are refined in-house and the spreads are made in-house. All products come exclusively from surrounding farmers and producers. Rounded off with homemade sweets and pastries.

The family-run winery is located directly in Sulztal and impresses above all with its savoury snacks. Highlight: A 3- to 7-course delicacy meal including wine accompaniment.

Not only known for the excellent wine, but also for the homemade specialties, which you can also enjoy on the terrace when the weather is nice.

Not only known for the excellent wine, but also for the homemade specialties, which you can also enjoy on the terrace when the weather is nice. Located at the highest point of the South Styrian Wine Route, the Rebenhof winery is a biodynamic retreat. Here, wines are produced according to biodynamic guidelines. And maybe you can already imagine what a wonderful view you can enjoy there. However, Rebenhof Einkehr is not a Buschenschank in the classic sense: you will be served what is currently available in the farm's garden.

Let the culinary delights and hearty dishes from the local Buschenschank on Labitschberg seduce you. As a family business, the Klapsch winery attaches great importance to the quality, sustainability and taste of their products. The friendly team is most happy not only to spoil you with a great meal, but also with the matching wine from our own production.

In the Trabos family winery on Kranachberg, you can enjoy your food with a view of the southern Styrian hilly landscape. The Buschenschank Trabos carries the “Excellent Buschenschank” quality seal and, in addition to traditional South Styrian snacks, also serves special creations such as fresh salads and smoked trout.

In the Dietrich family business some things go without saying: Everything that is served to guests at Buschenschank Dietrich is made in-house: hearty dishes, deliciously crusty bread or traditional pastries are always brought fresh to the table here. Not to forget the excellent fruit juices: they always taste like they were freshly harvested!


Buschenschank-Jause in der Südsteiermark
Sulmsee in der Südsteiermark

What makes the Buschenschenken in southern Styria so special?

Letting your gaze wander over picturesque hilly landscapes, while enjoying a glass of wine? Enjoying regional delicacies and just relax? A romantic picnic in the vineyard? The Buschenschenken in southern Styria don't just score points in terms of cuisine. Apart from delicious dishes, where great emphasis is placed on quality and regional products, you will always dine with a special view here. Many guests refer to our region as the “Styrian Tuscany”. Gentle hills, picturesque vineyards and many hours of sunshine contribute to the very special Southern Styria ambience.

All rounded off by a big portion of South Styrian hospitality.


Taking the Gamlitzer service taxi to the Buschenschank for free

Tasting wine and delicious regional dishes at our countless wineries & Buschenschanken is much more fun, if you don't have to worry about getting back to your accommodation!

We are in close contact with many wineries and will be happy to organize a wine tasting for you on-site. Whether you get there on foot, by bike or by taxi is entirely your choice.

Our advice: as a guest at Weinlandhof you can take the Gamlitz Service-Taxi for free from the hotel to the winery and back again. Like that, wine tasting is twice as much fun! Find out more here:

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Your Hotel at the South Styrian Wine Road

At Weinlandhof Gamlitz, we will provide you with everything you need for a perfect holiday. Whether you're a late riser or an early bird - you will surely feel comfortable in our contemporary designed rooms. At our in-house restaurant you can enjoy our varied regional and seasonal cuisine - with specialties and delicacies straight from southern Styria. And if you need to recharge your batteries after many excursions, our wellness area is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.


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Buschenschenken are traditional restaurants typical for southern Styria. Here, the winemakers serve their own wines and juices. Cold dishes made from regional products as well as local pastries based on farm recipes can also be served. Contrary to popular belief, the name does not come from the “Schank” in the middle of the Buschenschank, but from the “bushes” made of juniper that used to be hung over the doors of the Buschenschenken and indicated whether the winemaker was currently serving wine or not .

Often is assumed, that the name "Buschenschankcomes from the word "Schank" (bar)However, this is not true. Buschenschenken used to display a “Buschen” (bunch) of juniper above their door. It pointed out whether the Buschenschank was open and that the winemaker served wine.

With so many options, it's not easy to make a choice. From wine to regional dishes – there is one thing that the Buschenschanken in Southern Styria have in common: the quality of the regional products and the famous Southern Styrian hospitality! In our article you will find a small overview of our Buschenschank insider tips.

Leibnitz also has a lot to offer when it comes to Buschenschenken. For visitors in and around Leibnitz, we recommend the Buschenschank Kieslinger: Anyone who has climbed the Kogelberg will be rewarded with a wonderful view of the surrounding wine region. It's wonderful to sit under the vines on the terrace in summer between flowers and fig trees. If you want to take off your shoes and feel the grass under your feet, you can also take a seat at one of the tables in the vineyard.

Admittedly: Gamlitz is not Graz. But a trip to southern Styria and a visit to one of our local Buschenschanken is definitely worth it! If you would like to travel by public transport, you can take the train to Ehrenhausen directly from Graz main station. From there a guest taxi will take you to the Buschenschank of your choice. You can find more information on the topic in our blog post with public transport to Southern Styria.

Numerous Buschenschenken in southern Styria also rent out rooms - you can usually find out about this directly on the respective Buschenschenken websites. If you would like to spend the night somewhere away from the hustle and bustle of Buscheschank, Weinlandhof Gamlitz offers wellness, culinary delights and comfortable accommodation under one roof.

Here in southern Styria, Buschenschenken are allowed to serve wine, grape juice, Sturm and home-made distilled spirits. But did you know that, unlike in regular restaurants, in Buschenschenken, there are no warm dishes? Because a Buschenschank dish is always cold - and that's by law! Dishes made from regional farm products are served - such as meat, sausage, bacon, runner beans, radishes, spreads and home-baked bread. Delicious pastries can also be served as long as they are made according to typical farm recipes - these include Buchteln, Kipferln and other yeast flour dishes. In autumn, roasted chestnuts are of course a must in the culinary program of many Buschenschenken.

Every season has its own special charm on the South Styrian Wine Route. In spring The region awakens and the first work in the vineyards begins. The mild climate here means that spring usually comes a little earlier than elsewhere. In spring, summer and autumn the region gets many visitor who enjoy the outdoors with with cycling routes of over 1000 kilometres, 34 hiking routes, Europe's largest motoric skills park and many options to practice Nordic Walking , the region is an Eldorado for active people! The grapes for the famous South Styrian wines ripen until the autumn This is also the main seaon in the region! At this time, roasted chestnuts and Sturm, a new wine still in fermentation, as well as the region's grape harvest festivals invite guests to celebrate Thanksgiving. In winter the quiet time returns. In addition to the wine specialties, southern Styria has a lot more to offer. Here you can find our Top 10 Activities in Southern Styria.