As many of you know by now, my favorite weekend activity involves a good book and a glass of wine, preferably in a foreign country. So naturally, my favorite Viennese outing involved wine. Nestled in the hilly outskirts of Vienna are clusters of local vineyards and wine taverns (also known as heurigers), stacked together on quiet cobblestone streets. As you walk from one tavern to the next, sampling a glass of Gemischter Satz here, grabbing a plate of schnitzel there, you’re overcome with a sense of Gemütlichkeit…or as we say in English, coziness and warmth.
Need any more convincing? I’ll give you five reasons why you absolutely MUST take the time to while away an afternoon in an Heuriger: