Vienna austrian Wine Tasting in traditional Augustinerkeller
A traditional Austrian-style restaurant (also known as a heuriger) and wine cellar, the Augustinerkeller dates back to 1884 and is one of the last remaining monastery cellars (a wine cellar once used by monks) in Vienna’s old town; it was turned into a restaurant in 1924 and since 1954 has been run by the Bitzinger family, who works hard to maintain traditional Viennese hospitality. You’ll be in good hands, as the Bitzingers are a well-known Austrian wine family.
This history and tradition makes the Augustinerkeller the perfect place for your private wine tasting! The rich atmosphere is heightened by the fact that the restaurant is located in the vaults built into Vienna’s old defense wall. This remarkable vaulting has been well preserved throughout the centuries and can be admired when you’re inside.
Your tasting, however, takes place in the Augustinerkeller’s vinothek (the German version of an enoteca, or wine-tasting shop), which was designed by renowned Austrian architect Hans Hollein, who created a beautiful space with rustic brick walls complemented by an elegant crystal chandelier. After you are led to your reserved table, enjoy a tasting of four local wines – a white blend, a chardonnay, a pinot noir and a merlot – accompanied by bread with a pepper spread. You will receive information about these wines in written, however please note a sommelier is not included in the tour.
If wine tasting just isn’t enough, you have the option to stay for a late lunch or dinner (own expense). Just let your server know if you wish to do so, and you can extend your experience with seasonal dishes, more excellent wine and live music.
- Wine tasting (2 glasses of red and 2 glasses of white wine)
- Snack (bread with pepper spread)
- Table reservation
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Tour guide
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- If you want to stay for a late lunch or dinner (own expense), just let your server know during the tasting
- Please note: This wine tasting is not a commentated by a sommelier. Instead you will receive written information about the 4 wines you will taste.
- Please note: If the Augustinerkeller's vinothek is closed due to another event, your tasting will take place in the restaurant
- Minimum age is 16 years
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
This was a good central location. Good wine with a little plate of food to go with the wine.
This tour was amazing!
Augustinerkeller is an amazing place. For the price we paid it was quite reasonable. We had an expert server explaining the 4 types of wine we tasted and we were also served with some local appetisers. The place is beautiful!
No tour was involved - we went into the restaurant, were seated at a table, handed a piece of paper with a one sentence description of four different wines and when they noticed we finished one sample they brought the next. Some times it was a long wait until they noticed we were ready for the next sample. In the description it said we would get four glasses of wine - what we got was four small samples. For what this tour costs we would have been far better off buying the wine by the glass on our own and we would have still had the same lack of information on the restaurant and wine we were drinking.
Loved the atmosphere of the Augustinerkeller. It felt like we were in a very old wine cellar. Wines were very good. Not exactly what we are used to in a tasting but having read prior reviews regarding their hands off attitude we knew what to expect.
I was the only person on this and wished I had not signed up for it. The Auugustinekeller was interesting enough to just walk in for a glass of wine. Here I was offered 4 glasses and a sheet of paper describing the wines. there was absolutely no other interaction. Not something I would recommend. I was vegetarian so they were kind enough to substitute the salami for some vegetarian option.