Have you ever slept in the room with grapevines? No? We do. The Weingut Zimmer in Gut Pössnitzberg in the Styria make that possible. There is no bedside table next to the bed, but a plant pot in which real grapevines grow. Climbing grids are attached to the wall behind it, perhaps to give the vines a hold for their further growth. Each winery room in the Hotel Gut Pössnitzberg is named after a special grape variety that grows in southern Styria. The view from the balcony shows: our winery room offers a view of the world of wine in southern Styria. Gut Pössnitzberg is located in the middle of the vineyards on the South Styrian Wine Road in Austria and puts us in a delightful mood just by the view. We look down towards Leutschach, the place that lies below us in the valley and belongs to the Pössnitzberg estate.
A wine experience in the winery room, at the wine tasting and a great dinner
In front of the reception of the hotel there is a shady vine arbor, where guests of the house settle even in the heat of the day to taste the wines of the in-house winery. We prefer to join one Wine tasting in the cool champagne cellar of the estate directed by hotel director Rainer Ogrinnig personally and with much expertise. Then we enjoy the wonderful view from the balcony in our winery room, which extends over the vineyards down into the valley.
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In the evening we enjoy a delicious dinner at the neighboring Kreuzwirt, the restaurant that belongs to the estate Pössnitzberg. Since it is weekend, we find on the terrace of the restaurant no place, but also from the restaurant we have a great view of the surrounding vineyards. We take our time for our fine dinner with wine accompaniment. Petar insists on drinking the Brut Rosé from the Polz winery as an aperitif, which he met at the wine tasting in the afternoon. There is also an antipasti plate with Styrian specialties. Afterwards we will have a fresh potato salad. Petar's third course is a Tafelspitzbouillon with lung strudel, while I eat a potato-chanterelle soup. As a main course, Petar chooses a lake char with mashed potato and I get a roast with mushrooms and potato dumplings. A wonderful end to a summery day in the vineyard! The only thing we regret is that we continue the next day to our next destination.
Source: own research on site. We thank you Trips to Savor for the invitation and assistance with this trip. Our opinion remains our own.
Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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