Enjoying Wine in Golden September
Wine paradise South Burgenland
The season of autumn is worth a travel to Burgenland for gourmets, when the wine harvest is brought in and many wine boutiques of the Weinidylle host wine festivals. Also in the Hotel Larimar wine culture enjoys a special status – to honour this, the Larimar was the first hotel in Burgenland to be awarded the Domizilschild of the European Knighthood of the Wine.
The Weinidylle: Weinstraße of South Burgenland
Small, but charming: Burgenland’s southernmost and smallest wine region, the Weinidylle, presents itself like a true gem. The mild climate, much sunshine and the rich grounds yield characteristic wines that are valued near and far. Especially the Blaufränkisch and the Welschriesling are known for their distinctive character resulting from the unique clay soil and the argillaceous shale of the Weinidylle. You should also not miss the Uhudler, a sparkling specialty of South Burgenland.
An autumn trip to the Weinidylle is not only worthwhile because of the romantic landscape and the vineyards, but also because of the numerous wine festivals. In different locations, for example on the historic Eisenberg, in Deutsch Schützen and also in Stegersbach, hikes through the vineyards, grape harvest festivals and wine tastings take place. The time of autumn is the time of Sturm (new wine): Stop at one of the many rustic Buschenschenken (wine taverns) and enjoy the new wine with a hearty snack.
The Kellerviertel Heiligenbrunn
108 landmarked wine cellars, about half of them still with thatched roofs, can be admired in the Kellerviertel Heiligenbrunn, the home of the Uhudler wine. For wine gourmets, about 1.5 hours of travel is surely worth the time – you should especially make a note of the Uhudler Kellerviertelfest and the traditional Uhudler-Sturmfest, both of which take place in September.
The Walk of Wine
In Stegersbach itself you can go for a walk with great views through South Burgenland’s world of wine. Stroll along the Walk of Wine where 26 winemakers present themselves on information panels. In small show gardens you can learn about the typical grape varieties of the individual winemakers and also taste typical wines.
Knights of the wine
For its high wine culture, your holiday hotel Larimar in Stegersbach was honoured with a special award: As the second hotel in Austria and the first one in Burgenland, it was given the Domizilschild of the European Knighthood of the Wine. This means that you not only find an exquisite and extensive wine selection, but also excellent advice and a distinct wine culture at the Hotel Larimar. Your host Johann Haberl will surely be happy to tell you more about the Knighthood of the Wine!
The Larimar Vinothek
More than 150 wine treasures await you in the Larimar Vinothek. Austrian top wines and specialties from Burgenland can be found here as well as fine drops from the world’s best wine regions. Our sommeliers will be happy to assist you with the selection of a wine.
Look forward to enjoy excellent wines in South Burgenland and send your no obligation enquiry to the four star superior hotel Larimar in Stegersbach!