Rosenthal’s Maiden Voyage into Austria

Posted on Posted in Austria, Fischer, neumeister, New Growers and Producers, Nittnaus, Stadlmann

For over four decades, we at Rosenthal Wine Merchant have forged our reputation seeking out distinctive and characterful wines from every corner of viticultural France and Italy. Along the way, we have been guided neither by concerns about marketability nor by ideological strictures, but by our own aesthetic North Star. Read More


Styria is a winegrowing region of extremes. Bordered by Slovenia to the south, it occupies the southeast corner of Austria, with its eastern edge flanking the Burgenland’s western edge along its entire length. Styria, or Steiermark in German, divides into three winegrowing areas: Südsteiermark (South Styria); Weststeiermark (West Styria), or Schilcherland; and Vulkanland Steiermark, Styria’s largest winegrowing subregion, named after the slopes of the extinct volcanoes (Vulkane) on which many of its vineyards are planted. Although its surface area is close to that of the larger Niederösterreich (Lower Austria) to the north, Styria comprises just ten percent of all Austrian wine by volume, as vineyards here tend to dot rather than blanket the landscape.