Heuriger culture and wine enjoyment continue to enjoy popularity in Austria. The Falstaff Heurigen Trophy has now been awarded to all companies that score best in terms of food, wine, ambience and service.
The popularity of wine taverns in this country is also demonstrated by the more than 25,000 votes for over 1,500 wine taverns and wine taverns that the Falstaff editorial team received this year – the categories of food, wine, ambience and service were evaluated.
470 companies scrutinized and assessed
The descriptions and evaluations of the best 470 companies are based on a democratic process and not just an evaluation by individual critics. A list of around 1,100 best Heurigen and Buschenschanken can be found on the Falstaff website www.falstaff.at and in the FALSTAFF Heurigen app. The Falstaff Heurigenguide 2020 with all ratings appears online at falstaff.com/heurigenguide2020.SI
Winners by points: these Heurigen are the most popular
In addition to Vienna’s top dog from Stammersdorf, the “Heurigen Wieninger”, and Josef Lentsch, who also defended the title in the guide with his “Podersdorfer Weinstuben” in Burgenland, there are also two new federal state winners. With 96 points, the »Winzerhof Dockner« in Höbenbach in Lower Austria received the same dream rating as roast pork and magnum master Bernd Pulker. Styria also has a new name at the top in Styria. But that’s not all: Styria can also offer the Heurigenwirt of the year with Tamara Kögl. In 2020, the “Heurige Musser” in Lower Austria and the “Heurige Wieninger” from Vienna can look forward to the awards in the categories “best cuisine” and “best wine”.
Heurigen dying is not an issue
Another very gratifying finding: There is no Heuriger death! On the contrary: Many families in Lower Austria, Vienna, Burgenland and Styria choose to fill historical buildings with new life and the culinary framework “Heurigen” with new dishes. The “Falstaff Newcomer 2020”, the Heurigen project “The Quarter” by prime winemaker Erich Scheiblhofer in Andau im Seewinkel, already signals this claim in the name and serves a “Best of” Seewinkler top producers such as Hautzinger, Stekovics or Karlo.
Use the Falstaff Heurigen app to quickly find where “unplugged” is
The FALSTAFF Heurigen app has been updated with the new content and, as before, offers a quick overview of around 1400 wine taverns and wine taverns. In times like these, when the home leave is capitalized, the function »near me and now open« is of course particularly practical for holidaymakers and day trippers, because only those companies that have actually »plugged« are displayed – optionally in a list or an interactive map.
These are the best Heurigen in Vienna
1. Heuriger Wieninger, 95 Falstaff points, 1210 Vienna
1. Heuriger Edlmoser, 95 Falstaff points, 1230 Vienna
2. Helmut Krenek at the Göbel winery, 94 Falstaff points, 1210 Vienna
2. Buschenschank Wieninger am Nussberg, 94 Falstaff points, 1190 Vienna
3. Organic wine and Buschenschank Obermann, 1190 Vienna
4. Buschenschank in Residence, 92 Falstaff points, 1190 Vienna
5. Weingut & Heuriger Christ, 91 Falstaff points, 1210 Vienna
6. Mayer am Pfarrplatz, 90 Falstaff points, 1190 Vienna
6. Winery and Buschenschank Wailand, 90 Falstaff points, 1190 Vienna
6. Buschenschank Mayer am Nussberg, 90 Falstaff points, 1190 Vienna
Falstaff Heurigen Trophy: The winners by category
The FALSTAFF editors have turned the best of the best into the following
Winners in the different categories:
Heurigen landlady of the year: Tamara Kögl, Winery Kögl,
Best kitchen: Heuriger Musser, Lower Austria
Best wine: Heuriger Wieninger, Vienna
Most beautiful view: winery
Repolusk, Styria & Winery Wailand, Vienna
Most beautiful ambience: Heuriger
Artner, Lower Austria
Classic / rustic: Heuriger
New opening of the year: The
Wieninger, 95 Falstaff points
This year’s Edlmoser, 95
Lower Austria: Pulker’s Heuriger, 96 Falstaff points
The Dockner family, 96 Falstaff points
Burgenland: Wachter-Wiesler, 94 Falstaff points
Podersdorf wine bar,
94 Falstaff points
Styria: Polz Buschenschank, 95 Falstaff points
Stupperhof, 95 Falstaff points
Krispel, 95 Falstaff points
Overall winner: The best wine taverns in the state are in Lower Austria
THE NATIONAL TOP PLACES
The Austrian overall victory goes to Lower Austria again this year; this time it’s a double stroke: Both Pulkers Heuriger in Rührsdorf and the Winzerhof in Höbenbach around the Dockner family are delighted with an impressive 96 Falstaff points and four Falstaff wine grapes that have been fully earned.
1. Pulker’s Heuriger, 96
Falstaff points, 3602 Rührsdorf (Lower Austria)
1.Winzerhof family Dockner, 96
Falstaff points, 3508 Höbenbach (Lower Austria)
2. Polz Buschenschank, 95 Falstaff points, 8472 Strass (ST)
2. Weinbeisserei Hager, 95 Falstaff points, 3562 Mollands (Lower Austria)
2. Heuriger Wieninger: 95 Falstaff points, 1210 Vienna (W)
2. Domaines Kilger Stupperhof: 95 Falstaff points, 8442 Kitzeck (ST)
2. Artner – Heuriger in the old farm: 95
Falstaff points, 2465 Höflein (Lower Austria)
2nd Heuriger Edlmoser, 95 Falstaff points, 1230 Vienna (W)
2. Krispel Winery – Gutsheuriger, 95 Falstaff points, 8345 Straden (ST)
Falstaff chooses the crème de la crème of culinary delights
With a circulation of approximately 140,000 copies, Falstaff is the largest magazine for culinary lifestyle in German-speaking countries. falstaff.at is the most extensive wine and pleasure portal in Austria and records around 800,000 visits and 2.5 million page views per month (according to independent ÖWA measurement, December 2019).
The Falstaff pleasure database includes over 100,000 wines with ratings, 15,000 restaurants, 2,700 hotels, 1,000 cafés, the best bars in Austria and over 2,000 wine shops. Falstaff is also a leader in the social media sector and can point to a lively community with over 111,000 Facebook friends and over 58,000 Instagram followers.