Discover Vienna’s Best Wine BarsSeptember 14, 2016 10:00 am
Looking for a glass of wine while you’re in the Austrian capital? From the traditional “Heurigen” to sophisticated cellars, we’ve put together our top wine bars in Vienna.
As the only global capital to produce and supply wine within its city limits, it’s no surprise that Vienna is home to a bustling wine scene. Follow the journey from grape to glass by exploring some of the city’s 1,730 acres of vineyards and oldest cellars, and sample local wine such as Wiener Gemischter Satz in traditional “heuriges” and wine bars dotted around the capital. There’s such a variety of wine-related activity that even the most committed oenophile will feel spoilt for choice.
Part deli, part restaurant, part café but with an excellent wine bar, Meinl am Graben is a Viennese institution on the food scene, popular with locals and visitors alike.
Mayer am Pfarrplatz
You can find traditional wine taverns or “heurige” all over Vienna. These inviting and comfortable parlours are iconically Viennese and are a great place to sample some of the local culture. One of the oldest in the city, Mayer am Pfarrplatz also produce their own wine.
This small and charming wine bar can be a little tricky to find (tucked between between Bäckerstrasse and Wollzeile) but it’s a fantastic spot for sampling a glass (or two) from their huge wine list.
Wollzeile 5, 1010 Wien
+43 1 512 93 50
Open Monday – Friday 16.00 – 22.30, Saturday 15.00 – 22.30
A traditional heurige with very friendly staff, Wolff’s rustic interiors and garden terrace make it solid favourite.
Rathstraße 46-50, 1190 Vienna
+43 1 440 23 35
Open daily 11.00 – 0.00
Looking for rustic drinks with a view? You couldn’t get more breathtaking than Sirbu. With views across the Danube, you can sit out by the vineyards and take it all in. Be warned, it’s always busy so bookings are essential.
Kahlenberger Strasse 210, 1190 Vienna
+43 1 320 59 28
Open Monday – Saturday 16.00 – 23.00
Zum Schwarzen Kameel
Get a taste of old world Vienna when you pop by this historic hotspot. Having been around since the 17th century, Zum Schwarzen Kameel is a perfect mix of old and new. Grab a seat outside and get ready to choose from their extensive wine list.
Bognergasse 5, 1010 Vienna
+43 1 533 8125
Open Monday – Saturday 12.00 – 14.30 , 18.00 – 22.30
At 250 years old and having been owned and operated by four generations, this big farmhouse is one of the city’s oldest heurige and still remains one of the more popular spots. Serving traditional Austrian cuisine as well as local wine, you’ll get a rich dose of Viennese tradition. Make sure you bring cash as they don’t accept credit cards.
Maurer Hauptplatz 9, 1230, Vienna
+43 1 889 1318
Open Monday – Saturday 11.30 – 00.00