The “Sip Some Austria” tour continues as Jessica Altieri, CEO and host of Wine Channel TV, tours through the “Buschenschanks” of Gamlitz with Henry Sams. Henry Sams, a resident of Leibnitz, is a highly-acclaimed wine sommelier of the area. The history of Gamlitz, Austria dates back to 12th century. The coat of arms for Gamlitz features a bunch of grapes—attesting to the region’s wine prowess.
The area is nicknamed the “Tuscany of Austria” for its scenic rolling hills and enchanting wine countryside. Gamlitz is located on the southern Styrian Wine Route with exquisite wine estates and history. Schloss Gamlitz, a castle dating back to 12th century Gamlitz, hosts wine tastings, a wine museum, and cellar tours. A “Buschenschank,” also known as a wine tavern, is an Austrian restaurant where farmers may pour and serve their products—based on a law instated by Joseph II. Buschenschanks are run in modern day in Austria in the areas of Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland and Styria. If the restaurant leaves the traditional “Buschenschank” ways and begins to serve bottled drinks and hot meals, it will no longer be considered a “Buschenschank.” Typical food and drink of the “Buschenschank” include cold food, homemade pastries, cold cuts, and spreads with horseradish and brown bread and is served on a wooden Brettl. The farmer can also offer drinks from his or her own production: wine, juice, and home-burned liquors. Today the traditional cuisines and award-winning wines of the area have made “Buschenschanks” into popular tourist destinations. Stay tuned to Wine Channel TV for more exclusive “Sip Some Austria” featured videos. Prost!
Join Jessica Altieri, CEO of Wine Channel TV, for a preview of the “Sip Some Austria” video series on Wine Channel TV. Wine Channel TV toured the Austrian countryside, taking viewers on a wine lifestyle tour to one of the world’s most unique wine regions uncovering countless blends and varietals that you need to try in 2016 and beyond. Wine Channel TV will be bringing you exclusive interviews with winemakers, tastemakers, and more to take you “inside” the Austrian wine scene. Austrian vineyards charm tourists with breathtaking vistas and quaint “Buschenschanks”—Austrian wine taverns. Jessica Altieri meets with winemakers along the UNESCO World Heritage landscape of the Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful and breathtaking stretches of river valley in Europe, and ventures inside the city walls of Vienna’s palatial wonders for a vineyard located inside the infamous Schönbrunn Palace. In addition, viewers are taken along the charming Austria’s South Styrian Wine Road with exquisite wines, taverns with enchanting views, a wine hotel, home-cooked traditional Austrian dishes, natural spa resorts, and an astounding Market Hall (Genussregal) with over 1 million wine bottles to choose from—earning southern Styria the nickname, “Tuscany of Austria.” Bonus: Wine Channel TV host Jessica Altieri receives a private serenade from world-renowned tenor, Michael Schade inside Vienna’s 19th century Ferris Wheel. Stay tuned for featured wine video segments from Austria with your host Jessica Altieri.