Vienna is home to small-scale vineyard/wine bars called Heurigen, that can only sell their own wines, traditionally called Wiener Gemischter Satz, from grapes grown on the premises. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
Vienna is home to small-scale vineyard/wine bars called Heurigen, that can only sell their own wines, traditionally called Wiener Gemischter Satz, from grapes grown on the premises. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley

Heuriger, wine taverns in Vienna that make their own from grapes they grow, go beyond tradition to raise quality and consistency

  • Wiener Gemischter Satz are young wines for serving in-house made in bars around Vienna, the Austrian capital, by their proprietors using grapes grown on site
  • These Heuriger were given tax-free status in the 18th century; today, many make single-varietal wines and different cuvées to satisfy modern tastes

Vienna is home to small-scale vineyard/wine bars called Heurigen, that can only sell their own wines, traditionally called Wiener Gemischter Satz, from grapes grown on the premises. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
Vienna is home to small-scale vineyard/wine bars called Heurigen, that can only sell their own wines, traditionally called Wiener Gemischter Satz, from grapes grown on the premises. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
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