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Austrian vineyards and learning to love white wine

“Are you ready for a road trip and visit Austrian vineyards?” – Sussi and Tobias asked as we showed up on their doorstep in Graz. “Of course we are!” was our reply and that’s how we ended up loving Austrian white wines.  Usually, the white wine is something Ulrika avoids, she doesn’t like it and thinks it’s to sweet, but the Austrian white wines are an exception. We had a really pleasant day exploring the area south of Graz together with Sussi and Tobias and the view from the vineyards are reason enough to visit this place. We’re so thankful that we have such awesome friends that can handle a spontaneous couple traveling around the world and who take us out on new adventures!


“Är ni redo för en road trip och besöka österrikiska vingårdar?” – frågade Sussi och Tobias när vi dök upp utanför deras dörr i Graz. “Naturligtvis!” var vårt svar och det var så vi lärde oss att älska österrikiska vita viner. Vanligtvis är vitt vin något som Ulrika undviker, hon tycker inte om det och anser att det är alldeles för sött, men de österrikiska vita vinerna är nu ett undantag. Vi hade en riktigt trevlig dag med att utforska området söder om Graz tillsammans med Sussi och Tobias och utsikten från vingårdarna är tillräckligt för att besöka denna plats. Vi är så tacksamma att vi har så fantastiska vänner som kan hantera det spontana paret som reser runt om i världen och som tar oss ut på nya äventyr!

Lovely vineyards in Austria. Ulrika was never fond of white wines, but the Austrian white wines are now an exception because of their dryness and freshness.

We went by train north to get to Graz in Austria. We’re traveling through Europe without getting on an airplane. It is so nice 🙂

Our mission was to meet up with these people, our friends Sussi and Tobias. We also got the opportunity to meet their Austrian/Swiss friend Hanna before she left for Switzerland.

Sussi and Tobias had rented a car for the weekend, so they brought us to the south of Austria, sometimes balancing on the border to Slovenia, to visit Austrian vineyards. They are everywhere, and green signs mean direction to a local business here, and you can just stop for food and local wine while enjoying the fantastic view. We have a short movie from our road trip below.

We stopped at Legat vineyard for food and wine tasting. Most vineyards are family business and Legat vineyard is no exception.

We ordered a plate with cheese and charcuteries to go with our wine. This is what the local people are doing in the weekends, walking around the vineyards and having a glass of wine and eat lunch.

Legat vineyard also had a lovely garden.

Roses are planted with each row of vines to detect if they get infested with parasites. If so, the roses will quickly die and you’ll have time to rescue the other vines from death.

Sussi inspecting the vines!

We met a kind Austrian man who gave us a left over birthday cake to feed the pigs.

We continued our journey to the next vineyard, passing a lot of sun power-loving vineyards.

Ulrika and Pontus chilling on the love bench!

Mr and mrs Assander thanks for showing us the Austrian vineyards and introducing us to excellent white wine!

1 Comment

  1. Så härligt att höra att vi fick er att falla för de österrikiska vita vinerna ! 😉 och att vi fick möjlighet att visa er något nytt på er resa!
    Det var underbart att ha er här och ni är givetvis varmt välkomna tillbaka !! KRAM !

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