Markus Rath (formerly Restaurant Rathhaus on Längsee, Carinthia) and Veronika Fritz are the new hosts at Schlosskeller Südsteiermark on the Seggauberg in Leibnitz, reopened in spring 2020 after cautious renovations. Awaiting their guests are three comfortable dining rooms along with a magnificent sun-terrace. This traditional inn, which belongs to the Gady family, is also ideal for all kinds of special occasions – including unforgettable wedding celebrations.
|Wednesday||-||17:00 - 23:00|
|Thursday||11:30 - 00:00||00:00 - 23:00|
|Friday||11:30 - 00:00||00:00 - 23:00|
|Saturday||11:30 - 00:00||00:00 - 23:00|
|Sunday||11:30 - 00:00||00:00 - 20:00|
Sommelier: Veronika Fritz
Styrian specialties represent the focus of their cuisine, including lights, fried chicken, beef roulade and goulash, complemented by innovative creations featuring top seasonal and organic products from local farmers. In preparing these popular no-frills dishes, Rath draws upon the small recipe secrets of his mother and grandmother. House specialties include the “Schweinerei” (various cuts of pork, sausage, graves dumplings and cabbage) as well as a Sunday roast. The team is also happy to serve a four-course Schlosskeller surprise by advance order.
The wine selection assembled by Bianca Hirschmugl is also first class. The emphasis is on select organic wines from the Alps-Adriatic region, primarily those produced at their own Weingut Georgium, Carinthia’s number-one winery. Here, the Georgium’s vintner Marcus Gruze pursues a consistent path focused on absolute quality, convincing wine lovers with extraordinary Burgundies and Pinots created from organically grown grapes. The focus of the wine menu is clearly on Austrian, organically and bio-dynamically produced wines, complemented by carefully selected top European vintages. Naturally, their offer also includes high-quality alcohol-free juices.
Around 35 km from Graz, the countryside of Southern Styria doesn’t merely afford the opportunity to visit top winegrowers and passionate producers, it also lends itself to an array of recreational activities – hikers and bikers, in particular, each find their own corner of heaven. The history of the region is similarly quite remarkable: Historic buildings and magnificent churches provide insights into former times, including the pilgrimage church on the Frauenberg, the town parish church, the Capuchin monastery in Leibnitz, the Catholic church in St. Veit with its two towers, as well as small, original museums.