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Heuriger 2013

posted Sep 25, 2013, 10:58 AM by Admin austria.ie   [ updated May 13, 2014, 2:51 PM ]

Heuriger is the name used in Austria for young wine ("this years wine") as well as that for a tavern serving that young wine. This can tavern can either be a Buschenschank, a seasonally limited opening of the producers or a gastronomical place run as a Heuriger. Only its own wine is served, and it serves a limited selection of cold food as an evening meal, generally local, homemade products. Many places still provide a selection of small dishes, for example Liptauer spread, various meat or sausage and Semmel (bread roll) dishes or cheese selections.  The right of the wine maker (Winzer in Austrian) to serve and sell own wine in his own house without license goes back to a privilege granted by Emperor Joseph II from 1784. (Source: Wikipedia)

The spirit of the Heuriger was celebrated by us last Sunday 22 Sep in Monkstown, Dublin. The atmosphere was lively and the wine and homemade food were great as always.

You can view a few more impressions from the afternoon/evening at the picture gallery.