Culinary pleasures in Thermenland Styria

Culinary pleasures in Thermenland Styria

The excellent Styrian wine and authentic pumpkin seed oil from the region are well-known far beyond Austria's borders. Gently rolling hills, a mild climate and fertile soil – Thermenland Styria is a true paradise for white wine lovers. 

Styria is home to the "Buschenschänken", or cosy wine taverns, where you can enjoy a variety of regional specialities, such as a selection of cold cuts called "Brettljause", accompanied by home-produced wines and juices.

"Vulcano" ham production
Zotter Chocolate Manufacturer

Zotter Chocolate Manufacturer

Watch out chocoholics! A sweet highlight of any culinary trip through Thermenland Styria is a tour of the Zotter Chocolate Factory, where you can sample the hand-crafted chocolate creations. Feast your way through the "Choco Shop Theater" and expect to be surprised. 

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"Vulcano" ham production

Cured ham connoisseurs like the Italians rave about Vulcano ham and Mangalitsa bacon, which are some of Thermenland Styria's specialities. 

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Gölles vinegar production (c) alois gölles
Gölles vinegar production (c) alois gölles

Gölles vinegar production

Fine and fruity: The aromatic fruits produced in the orchards are distilled in the Schnapps Distillery and Vinegar Production of Alois Gölles until the very quintessence of the fruit is captured. The fruits undergo a complex process of double-distilling or are fermented to produce the finest vinegar. Ageing takes place either in barrels or glass demijohns until total harmony is achieved. 

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Styrian pumpkin seed oil

Dark green, with a subtle nutty aroma yet intense in taste, "Styrian pumpkin seed oil" has conquered international cuisine in recent years. It refines salads, soups, main dishes and desserts – and it's also extremely good for you!