Definition of heuriger in English:


Syllabification: heu·rig·er
Pronunciation: /ˈhoirigər
(also heurige /-rigə/)

noun (plural heurigen /-rigən/)

  • 1(Especially in Austria) wine from the latest harvest.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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