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Best Heuriger in Vienna – Complete Guide to the Wine Taverns in Vienna

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If you are visiting Vienna you definitely need to visit a Heuriger (=wine taverns). Here is a complete guide to the Best Heuriger in Vienna, so you can taste the sweet life of the Viennese and enjoy some wine tasting in Vienna.

Before we start presenting the list of the Best Heuriger in Vienna let’s get some basic information about Heuriger in Vienna

What is a Heuriger?

In Austria, Heuriger (wine tavern) refers to the locality where wine is served. The Heurigen are open all day and offer hot and cold dishes all day long, especially specialties from the hearty Austrian or Viennese cuisine. The guest can usually get his food from the buffet or choose from a menu. Song and Schrammel music evenings often take place at the weekend.

 

What is a Buschenschank vs Heuriger?

Buschenschank, also Buschenschenke (-Schänke), is a temporary serving of local drinks, young and old wine, but also cider, rarely beer and schnapps, then also called Hofschank.

 

What does Heuriger Wine mean?

The phrase ‘Heuriger Wine’ means ‘this year’s wine’, so a Heuriger is simply a place to try the freshest wine direct from the makers.

 

What are Vienna’s Top Heurigen locations

  • Oberlaa, Ottakring, Hernals.
  • Neustift, Heiligenstadt, Sievering, Grinzing, Nussdorf.
  • Stammersdorf, Strebersdorf, Jedlersdorf.
  • Wall, Bisamberg.

 

How to get to the Heurigen in Vienna

From the city center of Vienna, many Heuriger’s are very easy to get to – normally by taking a tram directly to the end of the line and then strolling a short distance.

The #38 tram drops you in the heart of Grinzing, or the #60 to Rodaun that will end up within ten-minute walking distance to some smaller local Heuriger.

 MAP of the Best Heuriger in Vienna

What wine to order at the Heuriger in Vienna?

Gemischter Satz wine in Austria. The Gemischter Satz is a wine specialty made from up to twenty white or red grape varieties with different ripening times and different degrees of acidity, which are planted in the vineyard and harvested, pressed, and fermented together. It’s a unique, easy-drinking white wine that is only available in Vienna

 

What food to order at the Heuriger in Vienna?

A classic Heurigen buffet features local sausages and cheeses, pickled vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, butter, nuts, fruit, bread, and pastries. Only inns with a commercial Heurigen buffet concession are allowed to offer warm dishes, but there are also some traditional recipes here.

So you might enjoy salads, cold Schnitzel, and aromatic cured hams, but also Blunzen (blood sausage or black pudding) and Grammelschmalz (fried bacon bits and lard).

If you are looking for the Best Wiener Schnitzel in Vienna please head over to my Blog Post about the Where to get the Best Wiener Schnitzel in Vienna: Where to eat the Best Wiener Schnitzel in Vienna (Restaurant Tips + Prices!)

Some Heuriger, particularly in town, offers a more conventional restaurant menu.

 

WHERE CAN YOU FIND A HEURIGER OR BUSCHENSCHANK in Vienna?

Here is the complete guide of some of our favorite Heurigen, so you too can taste the sweet life of the Viennese and enjoy some wine tasting in Vienna.

 

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HERE IS THE LIST OF THE BEST HEURIGER IN VIENNA

 

Mayer am Pfarrplatz

There are numerous Heurigen (wine taverns) in Vienna, but the most well-known is probably the traditional winery “Mayer am Pfarrplatz”. Since 1683, Nussdorf has been pressed here in Heiligenstadt. Ludwig van Beethoven lived in the house, which is now a listed building, in 1817 and worked on his 9th symphony.

Food & Wine Highlights:

The inner courtyard is overgrown with Virginia creeper, and traditional dishes and seasonal snacks tempt you in the cozy lounges. In the evening Heurigen musicians play.

Address: Mayer am Pfarrberg, Pfarrplatz 2, 1190 Vienna

Contact details and Reservations

Phone: 01 3701287

Fax: 01 3704714

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website www.pfarrplatz.at

 

Mayer am Nussberg

Mayer am Nussberg’s wine tavern is surrounded by vineyards and offers a wonderful view of Vienna. 

Highlights

There is an area with sun loungers for relaxation. The guests sit in the middle of the green in the vineyards on simple wooden benches and enjoy pure nature.

Food & Wine Highlights:

Typical cold snacks are served with the Heuriger.

Address: Mayer am Nussberg, Kahlenberger Str. 213, 1190 Vienna

Contact details and Reservations

Telefon: 01 3701287

E-Mail: [email protected]

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website www.mayeramnussberg.at

 

Edlmoser Heuriger

The Edlmoser winery was voted the best Heuriger in Vienna again this year. Since the summer of 2010, you can linger here in the beautiful guest garden. “Good food & drink” is the motto here. 

Food & Wine Highlights:

Classic Viennese cuisine and fine Viennese wines from the winery can be enjoyed in the old winegrower’s house.

Address: Maurer-Lange-Gasse 123, 1230 Vienna

Contact details & reservation

phone: 01 8898680

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website:  www.edlmoser.com

 

Zum Martin Sepp Heuriger

The district of Grinzing is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the city. People associate this place with good wine and good food. 

The spacious, cozy dining room and the beautiful garden invite you to linger.

Food & Wine Highlights:

At Heurigen Zum Martin Sepp you will find seasonal dishes as well as traditional Viennese classics and their modern versions.

Address: Cobenzlgasse 34, 1190 Vienna

Contact details and  Reservation

phone: 01 3203233

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website www.zummartinsepp.at

Winery & Heuriger – Weingut Christ

Winery The Christ Winery can look back on around 400 years of family tradition. The soil, location, and climate on the Bisamberg are perfect for viticulture. The geological diversity is unique and explains the traditionally large diversity of varieties.

Food & Wine Highlights:

Rainer Christ has some very old vines. The winery, which was rebuilt in 2005, impresses with its modern and contemporary architecture, which nevertheless does not lack comfort.

Classic and seasonal delicacies are served with the wines and Heurigen.

Address: Weingut Christ, Amtsstraße 10–14, 1210 Vienna

Contact details and Reservations

Phone  +43 (0) 1 292 51 52

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website  https://www.weingut-christ.at/

 

Heuriger Wolff

This traditional wine tavern has been welcoming its guests since 1609. It is open all year round, in winter the guests sit in the cozy, rustic-style interiors, which are heated by wood-heated tiled stoves, in summer of course outside in the wind-protected Heurigenhof with terraced garden. 

Food & Wine Highlights:

Viennese home cooking and pastries are served. You should definitely try the “little delicacies” that come from the family recipes of master confectioner Gerhard Wolff.

Address: Der Wiener Heurige Wolff, Rathstrasse 46, 1190 Vienna

Contact Details and Reservations

Telefon: 01 4402335

Telefax: 01 4401403

E-Mail: [email protected]

Homepage www.wienerheuriger.at

 

Heuriger Wieninger

Leo Wieninger’s family-run winery is considered a cult heuriger. Biodynamic wines are offered exclusively from our own cultivation, and synthetic pesticides are completely avoided. 

Food & Wine Highlights:

The hot and cold buffet offers a rich selection of organic, vegetarian, seasonal, and international dishes. When the weather is nice, you can sit in the large guest garden.

If you like, you can visit the Wieninger Buschenschank on the Nussberg and enjoy the view over Vienna, where cold seasonal dishes are served with the Heurigen.

Address: 

Heuriger Wieninger, Stammersdorfer Straße 78, 1210 Vienna

Contact Details and Reservations

Phone: 01 2924106

Fax: 01 2928671

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website:  heuriger-wieninger.at

 

Buschenschank Wieninger am Nußberg, Eichelhofweg 125, 1190 Vienna

Contact Details and Reservations

Mobil: 0664 8547022

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website:  www.wieninger-am-nussberg.at

 

Helmut Krenek at Weingut Göbel

At Weingut Göbel you will come across a Heurigen of a different kind. As soon as you enter, you will be struck by the relaxed atmosphere Eye, a cozy arbor surrounded by vine tendrils, a wild, rustic vineyard, and a modern parlor await the guest. 

Food & Wine Highlights:

Creative home cooking and dishes that you don’t necessarily expect from a Heurigen are served. Helmut Krenek values ​​regional cuisine and animal welfare. His dishes are down-to-earth and innovative.

The wines from our own cellar come from Hans Peter Göbel, the landlord, who presses the wine himself. The Grüner Veltliner and the Gemischter Satz are very popular with white wine specialists, while the red wines have the reputation of being the best in Vienna.

Address: Helmut Krenek at the Göbel winery, Stammersdorfer Kellergasse 131, 1210 Vienna

Contact Details and Reservations

Phone: 01 2948420

Mobile: 0664 2439835

E-Mail: [email protected]

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website:  www.helmut-krenek.at

Buschenschank Obermann

Already a hundred years ago, the “world’s best” wines were pressed in Grinzing. Martin Obermann has taken over the business in the fifth generation and cultivates his vineyards organically.

When the weather is nice, guests are served in the outdoor dining area, which is decorated with oleanders. 

Food & Wine Highlights:

An extensive buffet offers warm and cold Heurigen classics. A picnic is organized in the vineyard every Saturday and Sunday in dry weather.

Address: Buschenschank Obermann, Cobenzlgasse 102, 1190 Vienna

Contact Details and Reservations

Mobile: 00436644519927

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website: www.weinbauobermann.at

 

Buschenschank in Residence

Twice a year, in April and August, the “Buschenschank in Residence” by Jutta Ambrostisch and Marco Kalchbrenner takes place for 3 weeks. 

Food & Wine Highlights:

There is selected food that only comes from friendly producers. Authentic, relaxed, and elegant, Vienna’s first winegrower serves her cold Heurigen buffet together with the wines, all of which come from her own production. Sometimes a friend plays the accordion in the chestnut garden.

A trendy address that also attracts hipsters.

Address: Buschenschank in Residence, Langackergasse 5A, 1190 Vienna

Contact Details and Reservations

Mobile: 00436645006095

Website: www.jutta-ambrositsch.at

 

Weingut Walter Vienna

Norbert Walter, who was born in Tyrol and grew up on a farm, has been growing wine on the Bisamberg in Vienna since 2004. In addition to Riesling, his wines today also include Grüner Veltliner, Mischen Satz, Chardonnay and Zweigelt. His principles are close-to-nature viticulture and extreme care during the harvest.

Food & Wine Highlights:

In the idyllic Buschenschank in the middle of the vineyard, you can enjoy Tyrolean specialties away from the hustle and bustle in addition to Heurigen and first-class organic wines from our own vineyards.

Address: Weingut Walter Vienna, Untere Jungsberggasse 7, 1210 Vienna

Contact Details and Reservations

Mobile: 0664 1903469

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website:  http://www.weingut-walter-wien.at

 

Heuriger Bernreiter

At the Heurigen and winery Bernreiter you will experience the typical flair of the Viennese Heuriger. 

Food & Wine Highlights:

Only self-produced wine is served here and the Heuriger has been awarded the “Topheuriger” seal of approval. The menu changes throughout the year and many seasonal dishes are offered.

Address: Amtsstraße 24-26, 1210 Wien-Jedlersdorf

Contact Details and Reservations

Phone: 01 2923680

Mobile: 0699 11714760

Fax: 01 29236804

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website www.bernreiter.at

 

Weingut & Heuriger Zahel

The Heuriger Zahelis one of the oldest wine taverns in Vienna. 

Food & Wine Highlights:

Here you can enjoy traditional Viennese delicacies from the Heurigen buffet as well as seasonal specialties from the á la carte kitchen. The winery is easily accessible by bus and tram and is definitely worth a visit.

Address: Maurer Hauptplatz 9, 1230, Vienna

Contact Details and Reservations

Phone: 01 8891318

Fax: 01 8891567

E-Mail: [email protected]

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website: www.zahel.at

 

Kierlinger

At the Kierlinger , we strive to preserve the originality of the Viennese Heuriger and its guests To let sociability and Viennese coziness feel. The idyllic inner courtyard, through which one enters the guest garden, creates a cozy atmosphere. 

Food & Wine Highlights:

The culinary delights are prepared here according to recipes that have been passed down for generations.

Address: Kahlenbergerstraße 20, 1190 Vienna,

Contact Details and Reservations

Phone: 01 3702264

Fax: 01 3702264

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website:  www.kierlinger.at

 

Weingut Wailand

Dr. Gerog Wailand, co-publisher of a business magazine and Krone editor-in-chief, got into viticulture as a career changer in 1996 and founded his winery Wailand. The small Heurige high up on the Nussberg offers a spectacular view over Vienna.

Food & Wine Highlights:

Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling, and Zweigelt are the main varieties of the five hectares cultivated. Cold Heurigen specialties are served at the buffet.

Address: Weingut Wailand, Kahlenberger Straße/corner of Heinz-Werner-Schimanko-Weg, 1190 Vienna

Contact Details and Reservations

Mobile: 0664 9922723

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website:  www.wailandwein.at

 

Weinhof Zimmermann

Visit the traditional, family-run Weinhof Zimmermann and enjoy the natural garden in the middle of the Viennese vineyards in the 19th district in Döbling.

Food & Wine Highlights:

Delicious Austrian cuisine! Warm and cold dishes for every taste await you at the buffet.

Contact Details and Reservations

Adress: Weinhof Zimmermann GmbH Mitterwurzergasse 20, 1190 Vienna

eMail:

Website: https://www.weinhof-zimmermann.at/

phone: +43(0)1 – 440 12 07

Best Traditional Heuriger Vienna

 

Heurigen Sirbu

Monday to Saturday from 4:00 p.m. you will be welcomed with wine and delicacies at the Heurigen Sirbu. A romantic bench with a fantastic view over Vienna and the vineyards also makes the Sirbu a good place to go for a date – but no matter with whom, it’s always nice there.

Food & Wine Highlights:

Cold Heurigen specialties are served at the buffet. Meat dishes from organic farms, natural food, homemade pastries, and award-winning bottled wines, are also available by the glass.

Address: Heurigen Sribu, Kahlenberger Strasse 210, 1190 Vienna

Contact Details and Reservations

Phone: 01 3205928

Phone 2: 01 3701319

Mobile: 0650 4406743

E-Mail: [email protected]

E-Mail: Fr. Sirbu, [email protected]

Website:  www.sirbu.at

 

Weinbau Hermann

The Winbau Hermann is located on the outskirts of the city, in the middle of the Ottakringer vineyards Weinbau. When the sun is shining, you can sit under the arbors and when the weather is bad, the glazed veranda invites you to linger. 

Food & Wine Highlights:

Roast caraway is advertised as a house specialty, but the homemade spreads and sweet delicacies are also worth seeing. 

Address: Johann-Staud-Straße 51, 1160 Vienna

Contact Details and Reservations

Phone: +43 (0) 1 914 81 61

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website:  http://www.weinbau-herrmann.com/

 

Best City Heuriger Vienna

 

Weinstube Josefstadt

In the middle of the 8th district is the small but fine Weinstube Josefstadt with a beautiful courtyard garden. 

Food & Wine Highlights:

Here you will find inexpensive Heurigen cuisine as well as a Heurigen buffet with traditional delicacies. Only Austrian bottled wines are served and a reservation is recommended, as the Heurigen is very popular.

Address: Piaristengasse 27, 1080 Vienna

Contact Details and Reservations

Phone: +43 1 4064628

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website:  https://www.weinstube-josefstadt.at/

 

Zwölf Apostelkeller

Those who don’t necessarily want to leave the city center are in good hands in the Zwölf Apostelkeller in the 1st district with its Heurigen atmosphere. 

Food & Wine Highlights:

Traditional Viennese cuisine and a wide variety of wines attract a mixed crowd here. The specialty is the classic Fiaker goulash and unique in combination with the right beer.

Address: Sonnenfelsgasse 3, 1010 Vienna

Contact Details and Reservations

Phone: +43/1/512-67-77

E-Mail: https://www.zwoelf-apostelkeller.at/reservierung.html

Website:  https://www.zwoelf-apostelkeller.at/

 

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What is a Heuriger wine?

Wine from the current season is called a heuriger. Heurigen wines are light and easy to drink and may only be called that until November 11 of the same year. Winegrowers are allowed to serve wine from their own cultivation in a so-called Buschenschank.

The Viennese Heurigen culture was included in the national UNESCO list of Austria’s intangible cultural heritage in 2019 because of its special cultural significance.

The Viennese Heurigen wines are often made from the so-called “mixed set”. This refers to an original Viennese wine variety, which is made up of at least three different white vines, which were grown, harvested, and pressed together on the same vineyard.

These Viennese wines are grown on the 332-meter-high Nussberg and on the 484-meter-high Kahlenberg in the 19th district of Vienna.

 

Where are the Top Vienna’s Heurigen locations

  • Oberlaa, Ottakring, Hernals.
  • Neustift, Heiligenstadt, Sievering, Grinzing, Nussdorf.
  • Stammersdorf, Strebersdorf, Jedlersdorf.
  • Wall, Bisamberg.

 

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Where do you drink wine in Vienna?

The best-known districts with wine-growing: in the Kahlenberg and Nussberg areas, Heiligenstadt, Nussdorf, Sievering, Neustift am Walde and, of course, Grinzing. The Bisamberg wines are pressed in Stammersdorf, Strebersdorf and Jedlersdorf, in the south of Vienna there are the wine towns of Oberlaa and Mauer.

 

Where is wine grown in Vienna?

Around half of Vienna’s wine-growing region, covering an area of 350 hectares is located in the northwest of the city. This lies on the slopes of the Kahlenberg and the Nussberg with the wine-growing towns of Nussdorf, Grinzing, Sievering, Heiligenstadt, Neustift am Walde and Salmannsdorf.

 

What wine to drink at a Viennese Heuriger?

Gemischter Satz wine in Austria. The Gemischter Satz is a wine specialty made from up to twenty white or red grape varieties with different ripening times and different degrees of acidity, which are planted in the vineyard and harvested, pressed, and fermented together.

 

What is a Gemischter Satz in wine?

The Gemischter Satz – a Viennese specialty

A special feature among the Viennese wines is the so-called “Gemischter Satz“. As early as the 19th century, when in most other Austrian wine-growing regions mass producers were more popular, the focus in Vienna was on noble grape varieties such as Riesling, Rotgipfler, Pinot Blanc, and Traminer. These were planted out mixed with several other varieties in the vineyard.

This not only resulted in very multi-layered and complex wines that could combine a wide variety of properties such as freshness, fruitiness or full body, but the winegrower also always had a relatively reliable yield: Due to the different flowering times of the varieties, adverse weather conditions never led to an effect during the flowering period a total loss of the harvest, but at most to losses with certain varieties. After this mixed set had eked out a shadowy existence as a simple tap wine at Heurigen for a very long time, it has now been experiencing a renaissance for several years. This particularly typical and characteristic Viennese wine is filled into the Bouteille both as a light, drinkable drop and in the form of a powerful and complex top wine.

 

What is the difference between a Cuvée wine and a Gemischter Satz?

In a Gemischter Satz, as the name suggests, different grape varieties are planted in a vineyard. The grapes are harvested and processed together. 

In a cuvée, finished wines are blended in order to achieve perfect wine enjoyment.

 

What is a typical Viennese wine specialty?

Viennese Gemischter Satz. Vienna Wine: Six winegrowers, one city, one passion. The traditional Viennese wine specialty – Gemischter Satz –  is on everyone’s lips again. This is thanks to the tireless commitment of the “WienWein” winegrowers.

 

What is the total number of Heurigen in Vienna?

The number of Heurigen registrations at the municipal district offices was 91 Heurigen in 2020. Including those commercial Heurigen that also sell their own wine, we estimate the total number of wine taverns in Vienna, regardless of their type of business, to be around 100.

 

What are the Top Wine events in Vienna?

The noble grape juice is the focus of numerous events: 

Weinfrühling

The wine spring begins in mid-March with the opening of the Heurigen gardens, wine tastings, grape blossom hikes, and musical events at the Heurigen, from jazz brunch to folk and Schrammel music evenings. 

Weinherbst

And from the end of August, the Weinherbst brings the wine year to a close with the presentation of the current wine.

 

What are the Heurigen with the most beautiful view in Vienna?

  • Weingut Wailand

  • Wieninger am Nußberg

  • Mayer am Nußberg

If you are looking for the Best Views in Vienna head over to this Blog Post: Where to get the best views of Vienna, Austria

 

What symbolizes the start of the Heurigen season?

These words and a Föhrenbuschen – a bush of green twigs – on a sign or lantern symbolize the start of the Heurigen season and indicate that the Heurigen is open is.

 

What to order at a Heuriger in Vienna?

A classic Heurigen buffet features local sausages and cheeses, pickled vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, butter, nuts, fruit, bread, and pastries. Only inns with a commercial Heurigen buffet concession are allowed to offer warm dishes, but there are also some traditional recipes here.

So you might enjoy salads, cold Schnitzel, and aromatic cured hams, but also Blunzen (blood sausage or black pudding) and Grammelschmalz (fried bacon bits and lard).

Some Heuriger, particularly in town, offer a more conventional restaurant menu.

 

MAP OF THE BEST HEURIGER IN VIENNA

 

Do let me know in the comments below what your favorite Heuriger in Vienna is, as I’m sure everyone has their special spot and would love to discover more.

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