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Three Wine Bars To Try in Vienna

Where: Vienna, Austria
March 19, 2009 at 2:21 PM | by | ()

All this week, Carolyn Banfalvi will be taking us on a eat-and-drink tour of Vienna, Austria. If you have any questions or suggestions for Vienna Travel, let us know and we'll have Carolyn get back to you. Enjoy.

Everyone knows the Viennese have a thing for coffee. But Vienna is also one of Austria’s big wine-making regions. The world’s only capital city which encompasses a significant amount of wine growing areas within its limits, Vienna also offers loads of places to drink wine.

On the weekends, the Viennese head to the vineyards in the wine district on the edge of town to sample wine, have meals at the traditional wine taverns, and hike in the vineyards.

The taverns (heurigen) typically sell a winemaker’s own wine, as well as simple dishes that are heavy on the meat and potatoes. If there’s no time to make the thirty-minute trip from the city center out to the wine district, there are lots of wine bars within the city center. Be sure to try a glass of gemischter satz, a traditional Viennese blend which has been making a comeback.

Here are a few of my favorite wineries:

Wein & Co is a chain of lively wine bars/wine shops, which stock wine from around the world and serves light tapas-style snacks. The flagship loction is across from the Naschmarkt.

Kulinarium 7 is a newish place which attracts a stylish crowd. Though the wine list offers choices from throughout the country (and beyond), one of its best features is the wine on offer from a select group of small Viennese winemakers.

Vinissimo was one of the city’s first wine bars to appear. The place specializes in Italian wines, but showcases Viennese wines in the Spring when the first wines are released.

Any other wine bars to recommend in Vienna? Let us know in comments below.

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Archived Comments:

Try sturm if you're there in the fall

Definitely try to get to the heurigen if you have a chance. Grinzing is probably the most popular, but also a bit touristy. If you go up to Sievering or Neustift am Walde in the 19th district, right to the border of the city and the Vienna Woods you can find the more authentically local heurigen. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heurigen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federweisser

World of wine in the 5th

Whilst visiting vienna at the beginning of the year i stumbled across a small wine bar/restaurant in the 5th district. What an amazing choice 3000 wines in the list and two wine tastings per week, consisting of 5-6 wines. They literally have wine from all over the world, rare aswell.They also had homemade pasta..delish!! and antipasta,cheese. I had a great time and a headache in the morning;-) Pub Klemo Margaretenstrasse 61, 1050 Vienna