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One of the three specific wine-growing areas in the Austrian province or generic wine-growing region of Styria. The elongated area borders Slovenia in the south. In fact, Western Styria is in the south-west of Styria; large parts of Upper Styria lie further west than Western Styria. The name derives from the time of the Habsburg monarchy, when Eastern and Western Styria together formed Central Styria of the Duchy of Styria, while Lower Styria, now Slovenian, was the mixed-language German-Slovenian area with the capital Maribor. A viticulture can be traced back to the fourth century BC, as the Illyrians, Celts and later the Romans already cultivated vines here. In 1235, viticulture on the Ligistberg was first mentioned in a document.

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