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“Vienna’s "Gemischter Satz" is the perfect pairing to our escargots.”

Vienna: the wine-growing capital of the world

This is what memories are made of: sitting in a vineyard, a glass of wine in hand, and Vienna silhouetted by the evening sun.
You can reach green spaces such as the Nussberg vineyard on the outskirts of Vienna in no time at all. They attract foodies and wine lovers alike. Heurigen buffet serve savory, home-made produce as the perfect accompaniment to Grüner Veltliner or Gemischter Satz - a specialty Viennese wine which has experienced a renaissance in recent years.Another invariable accompaniment is the view of the city which, with its 2.7 square miles of vineyards, is the only one in the world to have a wine-growing area worthy of mention.
 
Originally, Vienna's Heurigen were rustic roadside taverns where customers sat on long wooden benches to refresh themselves. A tree branch hung above the door to signal that the Heuriger was open. To this day little has changed, apart from the number and variety of taverns where visitors can sample Vienna's superb wines.

Of course Vienna's superb wines are also readily available in the city's wine bars like Unger und Klein or Wein & Co. You will not only find a glass of your personal favorite, but a lightheartedness that is highly infectious. Vienna is a place where you can learn from the locals to live in - and enjoy - the current moment.
 

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  • Vineyards near Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Nina Baumgartner Vineyards near Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Nina Baumgartner
  • Wine grapes from Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Nina Baumgartner Wine grapes from Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Nina Baumgartner
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  • Vines © Österreich Werbung / Nina Baumgartner Vines © Österreich Werbung / Nina Baumgartner
  • Wine production and shop © © Österreich Werbung Wine production and shop © © Österreich Werbung
  • Restaurant terrace © Wien Tourismus / Peter Rigaud Restaurant terrace © Wien Tourismus / Peter Rigaud
  • View of Vienna from the vineyard © Wien Tourismus / Lois Lammerhuber View of Vienna from the vineyard © Wien Tourismus / Lois Lammerhuber
  • Wine shop © Wien Tourismus Wine shop © Wien Tourismus
  • Leisure time in Vienna © Wien Tourismus Leisure time in Vienna © Wien Tourismus
  • Dinner at the vineyard © Wien Tourismus Dinner at the vineyard © Wien Tourismus
  • Social gathering at a Heurig © Wien Tourismus Social gathering at a Heurig © Wien Tourismus
  • A laid table between the vines © Wien Tourismus A laid table between the vines © Wien Tourismus
  • Wine tastig at a table between the vines © Wien Tourismus / Peter Rigaud Wine tastig at a table between the vines © Wien Tourismus / Peter Rigaud

“I recommend our small wine tavern on the Nussberg as a place to relax with a fantastic panoramic view!”

Fritz Wieninger © Wien Tourismus Fritz Wieninger © Wien Tourismus Vintner Fritz Wieninger and Andreas Gugumuck, Viennese snail farmer, #austriantime
It all started with Vienna's traditional wine taverns called Heurigen. Guests used to sit on long wooden benches to energize with a rustic meal and glass of local wine.

Not much has changed over the years, down to the bushel of leaves that's still hung over the Heurigen's door to signal it's open. Popular modern Heurigen such as "Zum Gschupftn Ferdl" (in the 6th district) combine an earthy atmosphere with contemporary touches. Opt for historic Heurigen and wine taverns such as Sirbu, or Mayr am Nussberg, which offer a romantic view over Vienna.

It's easy for wine enthusiasts to combine their interest with a walk in and around Vienna, as the famous city walking trail # 5 takes visitors through old, cellar-lined streets, vineyards and oak woods. 
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