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The Viennese Heuriger, which refers to a tavern serving new wine, is an institution. Whether you’re visiting the stylish Heurige in Neustift, Sievering, Nussdorf or Grinzing, or the more rustic ones in Ottakring and Hernals. Perhaps you’re combining the enjoyment of wine with a stroll through the wine cellar lane in Stammersdorf and stopping off for something to eat at the wine cellar. Or maybe you’re making the short trip from Strebersdorf to the Danube and taking in the view towards the Kahlenberg vineyards. Of course, you can also take the tram to Mauer and enjoy a glass of wine.
In the Vienna municipal area, vines are cultivated over a total of 700 hectares and we are therefore the only metropolis in the world which produces significant quantities of wine within the city’s boundaries. The largest proportion of this is white wine, making up 80% of the wine produced. Those who want to take a break from sightseeing and escape the hustle and bustle of the city can try one of the wine hiking trails and round off the day with a hearty snack with wine at a Heuriger.
At most Heurige, wine is served at the table, however you have to queue up at the Heuriger buffet for food. Next, you stand at the Budel (counter) and taste things, ask questions and order. Then you take your booty back to the table yourself on a tray and that’s when you can begin: Prost Mahlzeit! (Cheers, enjoy your meal!) Some Heurige have menus and the specialities are served restaurant-style. You can opt to do this if you like, but it’s rather uncommon in the authentic Viennese Heurige.
The most important thing at Heurige is always what you have in your glass. It can be a straightforward drinkable house wine or an award-winning bottled wine, fresh apple juice and grape juice or a sweet-and-sour Sturm (partially-fermented new wine) in the autumn. But is has to be local.
Choosing a Heuriger in Vienna is really difficult. A vineyard with a view, a historic vault or a vine-covered inner courtyard? Everyone from Vienna has their favourite Heuriger and a secret tip that they are reluctant to disclose. Therefore, here is just a small, subjective selection. By the way: where there is live music, there are also likely to be lots of tourists (coaches).
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