A wine mark protected for the cultivation areas of the Austrian Land of the Federal Republic Steiermark. The Steiri Junker is a young wine, which already comes afterwards immediately in the year of the harvest into the bottle and on the market. The Steiri Junker stands in the tradition of the Italian Novello, the French Beaujolais nouveau, or the classical Heurigen.
The majority of the Junkerproduktion consists of weissweinen. This is produzert both sort clean, but usually and The consists of up to five sorts. Among the usually used Mueller Thurgau, seedling 88 and Traminer rank. Only a very small portion is manufactured as red wine or Schilcher. Licenser and initiator is the market aggregation Steiri wine, which belongs approximately 300 Junker winegrowers. To recognize the Junker wines at the "Steiri bottle in such a way specified" are with blue-black cap and a label, which illustrate the Steirerhut with Gamsbart. The name is derived from the designation of the sons of the aristocracy. Thus its young personness and quality are to be underlined. With the vintage of the class 2004 the number of 100.000 bottles was exceeded for the first time. The Junkerweine is presented traditionally on Wednesday before Martini and to be allowed before it not into the trade to come.
Conditions for a Junker: