For centuries, Vienna has been a melting pot of cultures, along with among the gastronomic centers of Central Europe. However with proximity to top Austrian white wine regions, it’s no surprise that the city is likewise an attractive location for red wine fans. As an included perk, Vienna is one of few cosmopolitan cities with a classification of origin (D.O.) for wine production within city walls, with Heurigen– or winery pubs– culture even consisted of in the country’s UNESCO index of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
” The reason Vienna is one of the most exciting places to consume wine is that [its red wine scene] was produced on the backdrop of the fantastic producers that Austria has today,” further describes Marko Kovac, founder of Karakterre, a natural red wine fair based in Austria. “For me, it resembles a brand-new reality where the attention has actually been offset from France and Italy, towards Austria, as one of the prominent countries for organic, biodynamic and natural wines, and not only from the locals, but from all countries of Central and Eastern Europe,” he explains.Below, Austria and its white wine culture are celebrated in all their magnificence in these interesting locations around Vienna. Here’s where to eat and drink in the City of Dreams if you like wine. Dining Establishment Konstantin Filippou/ Image Courtesy of Gerhard Wasserbauer Greek-Austrian chef Konstantin Filippou holds 2 Michelin
stars for his seafood-centric dining establishment, which sits on the edge of Vienna’s 1st district. Filippou’s culinary luster reflects his Mediterranean childhood and myriad travel experiences. As a result, the artfully-plated eight-course menu features dishes like Arctic char with duck liver, umeboshi( a Japanese style of marinaded, salted plum) and artichoke.” I enjoy the [smokey fragrance] of the fragile char in harmony with the light, salty plum and liver,” says Filippou.” The liver embraces the char, without choking it, however rather worshiping it. “The dish is a showstopper paired with the Suertes Marqués Vidonia Listán Blanco
2020 from the Canary Islands, selected from Head Sommelier Steffi Wiesner’s 400-bottle white wine list. The list, of course, focuses on organic, biodynamic and natural wines from Austria, but also has carefully-selected gems from other parts of the world. Register for White Wine Lover Newsletters Get the latest news, reviews, recipes and gear sent out to
of the first red wine restaurants in Vienna, it helped put the city on its course as a wine-centric location.” Both of our dining establishments concentrate on great food and terrific wine,” says Manuela Filippou.” If you desire the entire tasting menu, you choose great dining. If you want à la cart– or are a foodie-beginner– then you check out O Boufés.” At Dining Establishment Konstantin Filippou, the tasting menu chooses EUR250 with the option to include an eight-glass red wine pairing for an extra EUR135.Amador/ Image Thanks To Lukas Kirchgasser This three-starred Michelin dining establishment by German-Spanish star chef Juan Amador remains in Vienna’s wine-producing 19th district. Situated in the cellar of the Hajszan Neumann Winery
, Amador is run in partnership with the popular Viennese vintner, Fritz Wieninger, proprietor of an eponymous winery and the Hajszan Neumann winery. The cooking focuses on local fruit and vegetables and Amador’s combined cultural background, like Maultasche, a meat-filled pasta comparable to ravioli, with morels and green asparagus matched by a generous offering of European white wines like Le Piane Boca 2016. The tasting menu is priced at EUR345, with the red wine pairing option for an extra EUR175. Vegetarians will delight in understanding that the very first European vegetarian dining establishment with a Michelin star is TIAN in Vienna. It provides great wines to pair with the food of chef Paul Ivic, whose no-waste approach and concentrate on natural, biodynamic and Demeter-certified produce made him a green star from Michelin for sustainability. The
red wine list follows the same ethos, so expect a great deal of low-intervention red wines that completely counter the extremely flavored vegetable meals, like the popular porcini, sunflower and blackberry. A vegan choice is likewise available.TIAN likewise uses a more unwinded experience called TIAN Restaurant am Spittelberg. With a less-expensive tasting menu and a reduced white wine list, it still provides a peek into Austria’s amazing sustainable white wine scene, where you can get up outstanding wines like the Christian Tschida Birdscape Rosé 2020. At TIAN, the eight-course tasting menu currently goes for EUR155 with a red wine
pairing for EUR99. The tasting menu at TIAN Bistro am Spittelberg clocks in at EUR41 per person. Vienna’s Burgtheater, the nationwide theater of Austria, is home to Vestibül restaurant. Named after the dining establishment’s location inside the theater’s vestibule, the dining establishment is packed with Imperial and marble design. In spite of its lavish interior decoration, the menu is surprisingly budget-friendly, and a pared-down variation of a great dining menu. Chef Christian Domschitz’s eight-course tasting menu won’t disappoint, with the succulent Szegediner lobster and cabbage or lobster soup holding court as best pairings to sommelier Marinko Barisic’s eclectic list, consisting of the Kolfok Querschnitt Weiss 2019. The eight-course tasting menu is priced at EUR109, with an optional wine pairing for an additional EUR60. MAST/ Image Thanks To Transgourmet Christian Maislinger A must-visit for wine enthusiasts in Vienna, MAST is the brainchild of 2 sommelier buddies, Matthias Pitra and Steve Breitzke. Here, you will most likely discover regional and global red wine geeks, however likewise wine makers and foodies. Rare bottles line the shelves, consisting of those from a few of the most influential producers of the previous decade. The philosophy behind the selection? A concentrate on natural and natural wine.The seasonal food is locally sourced, and with a modern-day, global twist. You can
order à la carte, but the six-course tasting menu is where it’s at. Attempt the Salmon Trout, Chogga Turnip, Physalis and Chili Mayo or the tomatillo and lardo, and pair with Richard Leroy 2017. The six-course tasting menu, which costs EUR75, lets you hit the highlights, while a wine pairing can be included for just EUR49. The very name of this stylish facility suggests that this will be a place for wine geeks thinking about Austrian wine. Heunisch and Erben equates to” Heunisch and the successors, “with Heunisch describing the ancient grape variety believed to be the ancestor of many Main European varieties.The comprehensive list’s primary draw is the depth of Austrian white wine vintages covering five decades, consisting of Lichtenberger-Gonzalez Blaufränkisch Vordeberg 2015. However, there is likewise good representation of numerous other timeless European areas, from Piedmont to
Burgundy. Bar seating or outside dining are outstanding areas to delight in a plate of traditional Austrian goulash or wiener schnitzel. With among the most lovely gardens in Vienna, embeded in the MuseumsQuartier district, another market favorite spot is Glacis Beisl, which offers Viennese and timeless Austrian meals. Beisl is an Austrian word for “club,” or, rather, a location where people collect to have lots of kinds of drinks and beverages. But at this place, owner Paul Bodner provides only unusual wines from the surrounding nations rather, to pair with the Austrian the Greaves dumplings with sauerkraut or wiener schnitzel. Believe: Friuli and Slovenia. Nevertheless, you can still get your Austrian fix, too. Attempt the wonderful Franco Terpin Pinot Grigio Sialis
2012 or Aci Urbajs Organic Anarchy 2007. Alma/ Image Thanks To Ingo Pertramer This vegetarian-friendly spot is best for a date or a little group of people who like to share food. The cooking is unpretentious, clever, and made from locally-sourced ingredients. The wine list, which includes a new wave of Austrian producers, provides bottle standouts like the Johannes Zillinger Numen Fumé Blanc 2019, to match with meals like Pea and Cabbage Turnip Vichyssoise with Raw Arctic Char and Nasturtium. On the 18th flooring of the SO/Vienna Hotel, Das Loft offers one of the best views of the city and cathedral with its floor-to-ceiling windows. Although a bit trendy, with modern-day cooking and a heftier price tag, the vibe is plain. Apart from local wines, the list includes a great choice of French white wines, while the bar blends fantastic cocktails. You can’t go to Vienna and miss out on checking out among its numerous heurigers, or white wine taverns. Technically, this is a buschenschank, or a small inn where wine makers can serve in the off season. On top of the Nussberg vineyard, the tavern offers breathtaking views of the city. Image Thanks To Ingo Petramer These are 2 separate services, but Moritz Herzog owns both
. Weinskandal is among the first natural red wine shops in Vienna, while R&B ar is a freshly opened casual red wine spot in the hip 7th district. The best place for beverages, Herzog’s places have little menus focusing on shareable snacks.Image Courtesy of WEIN & CO Stephansplatz This flagship Vienna red wine shop near Stephansdom Cathedral is one of the most prominent merchants in the country.
Long-time CEO of the Austrian Red Wine Marketing Board, Willi Klinger, developed the joint back in the 1990s and continues to handle it. The store uses a big selection of global classics and distinguished producers along with geeky expert red wines. There is likewise a dining location where you can take pleasure in one of the wines from the store
( with a corkage charge) to couple with conventional Viennese food. Recognized for sourdough, simple sandwiches and pastries, Joseph Brot focuses on all-organic components and products. While purchasing your loaf or breakfast, you’ll also discover a little choice of organic and natural red wines from Austria on screen.
There are eight of these & around the city, some with a restaurant
for casual dining.Der Schweizer This small artisan Swiss cheese shop remains in the first district and features a small selection of Austrian red wine that can be picked up or delighted in under the little gazebo in front of the storefront.Meinklang/ Image Courtesy of Meinklang Hofladen Although it seems to be a bakeshop and a farm store at first blush, this area likewise sells special wine bottles. Owned by Meinklang, a family-owned biodynamic farm and winery in Burgenland, Meinklang produces a wide variety of low-intervention red wines, but this hofladen– or
farm shop– also includes U.S. white wines.