An Austrian Hike And Wine Tasting Is The Best To Way To Illustrate The Wines Austria Is Famous For
The best way to explore wine is by tastings. And a hike and wine tasting exploration allows you to discover and gain a better understanding and appreciation of wines. Today, travelers are interested in wine experiences, scheduling winery tours and wine region visits to swirl and sip their favorite grape, or to be introduced to a new one. Austrian wine, while not as famous as its wine-producing European counterparts is worth examining. Their Styrian Wine Trails lead guests to trek and experience wine through hiking and wine tasting through the most beautiful vineyards in Styria. Its wine region, also known as Steiermark, is one of the smallest wine regions in Austria, and where 100% of the grapes are harvested by hand.
Because of its cooler climate heavily influenced by the neighboring Alps, their best wines tend to be white, such as the most famous white grape Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. Styrian wines most often come from slopes with extreme inclines stressing a grower’s craft and passion, making them outstanding wines with guaranteed provenance. To recreate an authentic Styrian Wine Experience in New York, we hopped the Metro North train to Peekskill, NY for a hike through the Cold Mountain Reservation. What better way to learn about Austrian wines than a hike and wine tasting involving traditional grapes from Steiermark and food from Lower East Side’s Cafe Katja along the way.