Definition of heuriger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhoiriɡər/
(also heurige /-riɡə/)

noun (plural heurigen /-riɡən/)

1(Especially 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.
1.1An 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.


Mid 20th century: Austrian German, literally 'this year's (wine)'.

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Syllabification: heu·rig·er

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