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One of the three specific wine-growing regions in the Austrian province or generic wine-growing region of Styria. It lies close to the borders with Slovenia and Hungary, as well as Burgenland. The area formerly known as south-east Styria was renamed Vulkanland Steiermark in 2016. It is also known as the "Land of Castles and Palaces".

Vulkanland Steiermark - Kapfenstein

Climate & soils

In the north, there are vineyards at 650 metres above sea level on the Ringkogel near the municipality of Hartberg, which are among the highest vineyards in Austria. Climatically, this is a transition zone between the hot, dry Pannonian climate with little rainfall and the warm, humid Mediterranean climate. Volcanic soils with sandy loam, clay and weathered basalt predominate. The towering volcanic cones characterise the landscape and also gave it its new name. The two large vineyards are called Oststeirisches Hügelland and Steirisches Vulkanland.

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