The wine (Vitis) is a climbing wooden plant. The leaves are divided like
fingers, the blossoms are not easily seen. The berries are edible and used for
the production of juice and wine. The "natural wine" (Vitis vinifera)
is known since 3500 ante Christ. The wine requires much sun and a floor, which
warms up quickly.
The wine produced from the berries is a fluid alcoholic through fermentation.
The crop starts in september and ends in November. The berries are ground to
mash. Then the juice is pressed. The juice is put into barrels. First it
"clouds", after that it foams through CO2. After the fermentation the
wine becomes clear. In wine-cellars.
You should be extremely cautious, because also the poisonous carbon monoxide
emerges, which is heavier than air and thus it will be on the bottom in the
The first drink starts at the beginning of the new year, this wine is called
Heuriger. The so-called natural wine does not contain additional sugar.
More information to Heurigen in Vienna and to Viennese wine
Wine by the ancient Romans
First Heurige in Vienna
The Buschenschank: Traditional Vienna winerestaurant
Drinking wine in the underground
Anecdotes and stories to Vienna wine
Siege by Turks 1529 and 1683
High taxes on wine
Wine in the 18th century
With the coach to Heuriger
Winecellars in Vienna
Sorts of wine in Austria
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