With around 350 hectares of vineyards, it is the largest wine-growing community in Styria in the South Styrian wine region. It consists of the cadastral communes Eckberg, Gamlitz (from the Slavic Gomilnitz = hill), Grubtal, Kranach, Labitschberg, Sernau and Steinbach. Out of 390 agricultural enterprises 230 are engaged in viticulture; the municipal coat of arms shows a grape on a leaf. In 1995 Gamlitz was awarded the title "Most beautiful flower village in Europe". After the provincial exhibition in 1990, the "Museum of Styrian Wine Culture" was established in Gamlitz Castle, which was first mentioned in the 12th century. Here you can find comprehensive information about wine and wine culture and a historical overview of Styrian viticulture.
The predominant soil types are clay, loam and marl, some of which is sandy. Well-known vineyards are Eckberg, Kranachberg (with over 100 individual sites), Pfarrweingarten and Sernauberg. Mainly the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Morillon, Welschriesling andPinot Blanc are cultivated. Well-known wineries with shares of the area are Brolli-Arkadenhof, Elsnegg Engelbert, Gross Alois, Lackner-Tinnacher, Melcher Schloss Gamlitz, Muster.Gamlitz, Pongratz Markus, Sabathi Hannes, Sattlerhof, Schilhan Wilfried, Schnabl Matthias, Skoff Peter, Skoff Walter, Söll Maria & Johannes, Strauss Karl & Gustav and Terra Gomeliz.