7 Of The Best Heurige (Wine Taverns) in Vienna

by Sheri @ Purposeful Habits
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What Exactly Is A Heurige?

A Heurige (pronounced Hi- Ree – Ga) is wine tavern. There are many of these located all of Austria.

In Vienna, there are a lot of great spots to eat traditional Austrian food and taste our great wine.

How can you visit Vienna and not eat at one of the wonderful wine taverns?

Heurigens are prominent in Vienna’s 19th District close to the Vienna Woods.

If you’re going to eat, you might as well do it right!

Whether you want to have a Kümmelbraten – pork roast with crispy roasted skin, Blunzen – blood sausage, similar to black pudding: for the adventurous!, or my personal favourite, Schweinsbraten – roast pork, you will not be disappointed.

You can enjoy some good solid food and refreshing dry wine. In Vienna, Heurigens are second only to coffeehouses.

 

Here Are My Top 7 Favourite Heurigers in Vienna

 

1. Weingut Fuhrgassl-Huber

Also located close to Vienna woods, the building of this Heuriger dates back to 1683! The are various seating and eating opportunities available here such as the barn, the cellar, the forge, the loft, or even in the pressing room!

A nice atmosphere with great seating for large groups.

Weingut_Christ_Heuriger

 

2. Mayer am Pfarrplatz

One of the oldest and most nicely decorated Heurige in Vienna.

Longstanding fantastic reputation in Vienna, with its wine labelled as being one of the city’s best.

This garden is perfect for those who have never been to a wine tavern in Vienna. Service is attentive and friendly.

You will need reservations no matter what day of the week you wish to eat here.

 

white grapes for heurige wine

White Grapes For Heurige Wine

 

3. Sirbu

This heurige is located in the slopes of the Kahlenberg with a tremendous view across the Danube! It is absolutely stunning!

Aesthetically this is probably Vienna’s most spectacular Heurige. To ensure you can enjoy the view, book a table on the terrace during the summer months.

Sit amidst the vineyards on the green picnic style tables. Caution -very pricey!

 heurige wine taverns schweinsbraten

Schweinsbraten

 

4. Zimmermann

The beautiful heurige has delicious food. A large choice at the buffet with various types of cheese and canapés, both cold and warm starters, as well  traditional main courses available.

Still hungry and want dessert? Why not try their wide range of Viennese cakes, sweets and treats?

Wine is served straight from their vineyard – delicious!

Great ambience with lots of seating room.

 

Purple Grapes For Heurige Wine

Purple Grapes For Heurige Wine

 

5. Welser 

A heurige with a well cared for garden. Hot and cold buffet style food is served, and the wine is produced by the owner.

While eating you can listen to traditional Viennese music being played in the background.

Good beer, great wine, lovely food, decent prices.

 

6. Zahel

A  250-year-old farmhouse, Zahel is one of Vienna’s oldest Heurige!

This heurige has been well taken care of and preserved.

The bar and stuberl are smoking areas, while the garden house, veranda, and presshouse are non-smoking.

A very old style heurige with friendly welcoming staff.

 

 heurige Wine taverns-Wiener-Schnitzel

Wiener Schnitzel

 

7. Wolff

A traditional Heurige in the 19th district. Friendly staff who will cater to your every need.

Reasonably priced, and large portions of food.

A lovely, rustic interior with tiled-stone a terraced garden.  A favorite of many.

 

vineyard near heurige

Vineyard Near Heurige – I See This On My Way To Work Everyday

 

There are my Top 7 Heurige for you.

Before you go, you might want to learn some of these words to help you out:

 

Heurigen Talk You Should Learn

  • ORDERING DRINKS

Heuriger – “this year’s wine,” usually white; red wine

Alter Wein – last year’s wine

Sturm – the stage before grape juice ferments into wine

Traubenmost – non-alcoholic grape juice

Fluchtachterl – “one for the road”

Weinbeisser –  a wine drinker who enjoys and savours wine very slowly

Soda – mineral soda waterl

Kracherl – old-fashioned non-alcoholic carbonated beverage Almdudler, similar to ginger ale, sometimes mixed with wine

 

  • ORDERING FOOD

Liptauer – paprika cottage cheese spread

Backhendl – chicken in breadcrumbs

Blutwurst or Blunzen – blood sausage, similar to black pudding: for the adventurous

Schweinsbraten – roast pork

Krautsalat – cabbage salad, a distant Austrian cousin of cole slaw, never with mayonnaise

Erdäpfelsalat – Austrian potato salad

Schmalz – rendered and seasoned lard

 

Enjoy your time at the Heurige!

If  you visit any of the above, or want to discover any new places, down the GPSmyCity app and let me know what  you think. Pin this post for later! It will come in handy.

More Top Places in Vienna can be found here.

Share your experiences or thoughts on what you would like to see added with me in the comments section below.

 

Purposeful Habits xoxo Sheri

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Carly November 6, 2017 - 02:12

Thanks for the great article! We are travelling to Vienna in July 2018. Are their any Heuriger that you would particularly recommend with kids e.g. plenty of room to run and play? We will have a 5 year old and nearly 2 year old.

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laurasidestreet October 7, 2017 - 03:04

These are some fantastic tips as I would love to go wine tasting in this area and wish I had done something like this when I was in Vienna last – but more reason to revisit now

Laura x

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FitSlowCookerQueen October 6, 2017 - 18:18

You had me at wine:-) This is right up my alley. Vienna has been on my bucket list for a while now. Pinned for future reference, thanks!

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life October 6, 2017 - 18:19

I am so glad you liked this post, Vienna is such a beautiful city and has been voted the most livable city seven times in a row. I hope you get to visit soon.

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Tavia October 6, 2017 - 18:14

I so wish I would have found this earlier. We traveled to Vienna in april and I could have used this!

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life October 6, 2017 - 18:20

Awwww I wish you had seen this then too! Did you have fun while you were here?

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Familyearthtrek October 6, 2017 - 17:30

Anything with crispy porc I am sold! I live in a country where they love wine but unfortunally if I close my eyes I cant still make a different between a red or white wine…thats how bad I am with wine. But I love to social drink so any of these Heurige mention above would be lovely with great friends!

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life October 6, 2017 - 18:14

Hahahahahaha! You are so funny! There is a big difference but since you are not much of a wine drinker, I can imagine. LOL. I like red much better, if it is white, then it has to be sweet, not dry.

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seasaltsecrets November 9, 2016 - 14:43

Oh la la! I’ve never heard of a wine tavern before. As a major wineo I would love to visit all of these and try the unique flavors of the region!

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The Tiny Book November 3, 2016 - 07:11

So Sheri, I finally found this post about wine tasting in Vienna that had made me so curious. Once I started reading I was caught by the words “Blunzen – blood sausage” and there you got me. This is also typical from my country (Argentina) and it’s something that I’ve longed for in my many years as an expat. I think I must book a trip to Vienna to try them and combat some nostalgia!
Other than that, I can’t agree more on wine tasting as a fantastic experience. I loved to read about Zimmerman, it’s always very special when wine comes from the locals vineyard. They take so much pride of their products and care for them so much, that’s hard not to enjoy an experience as wine tasting in a winery itself. Very instructive list of new vocabulary! Thanks!!

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