Hike & Taste - a short visit to Steiermark. Under this motto, Austrian Wine in cooperation with Wine&Co, organized a press hike in Blue Mountain Reservation, New York. We discovered Steiermark's wine variety and enjoyed an authentic picnic.

1 November 2022

9.30 am - 2 pm

Blue Mountain Reservation

Benjamin Gutenbrunner, born Austrian and NYC innkeeper, lead the hiking group and provided insights into Steiermark’s wine-growing region. Steiermark is internationally known for its Chardonnay (also called Morillon) and Sauvignon Blanc. In addition, Schilcher, Muskateller and Traminer were tasted. A tasty picnic from Café Katja (NYC) rounded off the joint excursion.

There was plenty of fresh air, a leisurely hike and extensive discussions about Steiermark's wines.

The picture shows a picnic with Austrian specialities and wines.
© Austrian Wine / Blickwerk Fotografie


  • 9.30 am: Meet at Grand Central Station.
  • 9.54 am: Train to Peekskill, New York. Enjoy Gelber Muskateller on the train.
  • 11.00 am: Arrival to Peekskill. Transfer to Blue Mountain Reservation hike. Enjoy a taste of Schilcher along the way - alongside Styrian Pumpkin Seeds as a snack.
  • 12.30 pm: Finish hike and enjoy regional specialties such as cheese, Pumpkin Seed Oil, bread, meats, and cured vegetables. There will be a fine selection of regional wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer, and Chardonnay (Morillon) to pair with the food.
  • 2.00 pm: Return to New York.


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Organiser: Austrian Wine & Wine & Co.
Contact:Ms Constance Chamberlain
Email: cchamberlain@wineandcollc.com
Target Audience:Press (NYC and surrounding)



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