A couple years ago, I mentioned to an Austrian friend how much I’d enjoyed the Prosecco region in the Italian pre-Alps, and she replied that Austria had something similar. A rural area, not that traveled. Oh… I’ve just now left Südsteiermark in southeastern Austria, near its border with Slovenia. An area of vineyards and white wines. With lots of Buschenshank (wine taverns) along the narrow winding roads of the Weinstraße. We stayed in a little flat on a farm with its own small vineyard, and could wander the nearby roads & trails without needing a car.