A glass of young wine with a few bites and a view into vineyards, that way end of summer is not too bad at all, specially if set against the backdrop of beautiful Vienna 🍇🍷🍂
The young wine is not fully fermented yet - and thus easy to drink (or ‘süffig’, as you’d say in German).. The Austrian found an apt name and call the wine Sturm (storm in English 😉) or Heurigen. However, Heurigen also refers to the taverns usually located in or close to the vineries serving the young wine and small plates for a few weeks in fall.
Unlike the usually rather simple dishes on Heurigen menus, e.g. cold cuts, cheese, sausages, potato salad, and schnitzel, the food at Weinhandwerk Weingut was creative and sophisticated - and delicious!
• Saure Gurken (sour cucumbers) - sort of a pickled giant white carrot
• Nettle spread (yes, Germans and Austrians love their spreads - they come in all flavors)
• Schüttelbrot - it’s a hard flat rye bread with cumin seeds originally from South Tyrol