Vienna is a city of wine: the only metropolis in the world with massive vineyards. The place to consume these wines are the Heurigers – unpretentious wine taverns run by the wineries and also serving food. Below, you'll find a few of my favorites, some down in the city, others high up on the hillside. The local specialty is the Gemischter Satz, a white blend made from different grapes that were grown and harvested together.
If the well-known Heurigers of Vienna’s District 19 in Grinzing and Nussdorf feel overly touristy, I suggest you head to Mauer on the other side of town. Here hides the charming Heuriger of Michael Edlmoser, a leading Viennese winemaker, serving excellent traditional Austrian foods and homemade wines for a lively crowd of neighborhood locals.