Share this entry

Share this page

heuriger

Line breaks: heu|riger
Pronunciation: /ˈhɔɪrɪɡə
 
/
(also heurige)

Definition of heuriger in English:

noun (plural heurigen /-ɡ(ə)n/)

[mass noun]
1(In Austria) wine from the latest harvest.
Example sentences
  • The Austrian love for the new wine, or heuriger, is witnessed by dozens of drinking songs.
1.1 [count noun] An Austrian establishment where wine from the latest harvest is served.
Example sentences
  • Those wanting to do serious tastings of these wines will find that many of the best heurigen are in Vienna's 19th quarter.
  • Cultivating and harvesting grapes, and running a heuriger, have traditionally been a family business.
  • While the wine is what determines the quality of a heurige, the food - usually a buffet of cheese, cold cuts, warm dishes and fresh vegetables - is simple and good.

Origin

Austrian German, literally 'this year's (wine)'.

Definition of heuriger in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something