from Eibiswald to Ligist all varieties can be found.
spicy bouquet, during its youth reminding of strawberries.
fresh, fruity; with racy acidity, harmonious and favourite
of the vine:
blue "Wildbacher"vine has probably already been grown
400 before Christ by Celts in today's Styrian terrain.
wood is thin and has the colour of chestnuts. The buds
force quite early. The cluster is mostly small, has bright
shoulders and looks sometimes cylindrical. The berries
are tightly grown, small, round, juicy and have a thin
The "Blue Wildbacher Vine" was classified in 1842 and
is not an engrafted vine.
the middle of October.
Schilcher wants very good, warm sites. This wine develops
its unique bouquet only when grown on soil over bed rock
consisting of gneiss and slate.
Schilcher develops best in the west-Styrian hilly country
up to 600 m.
of variety and origin:
wine which is solely made of the "Blue Wildbacher vine"
grown in Styria is allowed to be called Schilcher.
of its freshness which is caused by the typical bouquet
the Schilcher should be drunk as long as the wine is young.
Sometimes varieties of the Schilcher which are white or
red can be found.
classic West-Styrian Schilcher
Styria a long lasting tradition of viticulture can be
found and its quality is well known within the EC. Among
the many well known wine-varieties the Schilcher ranks
high. There is no other wine which is as rooted with a
countries history as this wine-speciality with the Styrian
history. The first time the Schilcher was mentioned in
writing was in the wine-book of Johann Rasch in 1580.
Since this time the "Schillerwein" has appeared in every
cellar book of Styrian estate and monastery. In the 1970ies
the Schilcher has received a fresh impetus. This is due
to the "association to protect and support the classic
west-Styrian Schilcher". This association provides statistics
about the Schilcher's yield by using the official viticulture
land register and checks the yield quantity of each member-company.
Authorised experts check the origin of the vine and inspect
and taste the bulk-wine. In addition to the peremptory
proof of the registered number for "Qualitätswein" , the
wine is tasted anonymously by a tasting panel. Only then
the quality label "White Horse" is conferred, which guarantees
origin and quality to the consumer.
for the Schilcher is the White Horse, which has lead through
the west-Styrian history from the beginning up to now:
already the Celts used a horse as heraldic animal.
he so called "Hengistburg" was the main citadel during
the Styrian beginning.
finally the stud-farm of the famous "Lippizaner" is situated
in Piber and together with the Schilcher the sign-board
totally different experience of Schilcher
order to present friends of Schilcher the whole variety
of West-Styrian Schilcher marked by the quality-label
of the "White horse" in one place, a fine wine merchant
was established in the so called "Schilcher-Stöck'l" in
Rassach. There in its comfortable sale-room you can taste
the different Schilcher-wines and then even buy the one
or the other bottle of it.
Just call for commented wine-tasting.
hours: Tue to Fri, 2 - 6 p.m., Sat and Sun 10 - 12 a.m.
and 2 - 6 p.m.
Mon closed. Closed from Jan 1st to March 19th.
Fine wine merchant "Schilcher Stöck'l", 8510 Stainz, Rassach
25; Tel/FAX: 03463/4333
A taste conquers the palate of experts!
wine like country and people!
Lippizaner are a synonym for singularity, originality
All of them are special characteristics for this exquisite
The label of the "White horse" guarantees origin and quality
of the classic West-Styrian Schilcher.