- Steiermark (Styria)
- Definition:generic wine-growing region
The Steiermark is Austria's third largest generic wine-growing appellation. The wide range of varieties and diversity of the 'terroir' between the wine-growing regions of Südoststeiermark and Südsteiermark is quite remarkable. It is this distinctiveness between the countryside and the styles of wines that give the Steiermark its charm. Statistically, Welschriesling is the most widespread variety, yet its reputation is dominated by Sauvignon blanc. The Weststeiermark has been able to distinguish itself as being Schilcherland.