The South Styrian region between the Sulm and Laßnitz rivers is called Sausal. It is composed of Paleozoic schists, and as part of the Middle Styrian Ridge, separates the East Styrian Basin from the West Styrian Basin. In addition to grapes, also chestnuts, choice fruit and pumpkins are grown here due to the mild climate.
Our region has fortunately always been spared the vacationing masses. The beautiful hills do attract individual tourists. They come here to hike the steep slopes and enjoy the tranquility, to taste our special wines and eat the specialties that the region yields. Specifically, the Sulmtaler Huhn (Sulm Valley chicken) is famous among gourmands, as are our excellent ham, game dishes and cheese.