Thu. Jul 18th, 2024


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.


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

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!

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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

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.

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

vineyard near heurige

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


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


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!

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More Top Places in Vienna can be found here.

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By Lala