Unger und Klein

If Vienna’s fancy-pants wine bars like Heunisch & Erben and MAST are too uppity for your taste, I recommend you try Unger & Klein right in the city center. Opened in 1992, the place on Rudolfsplatz draws a well-off but pretense-free crowd of downtown Viennese with a wide selection of mainly Austrian wines. Bottles by seminal producers are stacked on the shelves, including the Rieslings of Johannes Hirsch in Kamptal or those by Knoll in Wachau.

For reds, there's Moric, Nittnaus, Preisinger and many others from the heart of the Blaufränkisch grape in Burgenland. Or you could opt for an easy-drinking Gemischter Satz, the Grüner-forward blend made on the Viennese slopes ringing the city. Toasted (panini) sandwiches for the side!

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