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Overview

Sip and swirl fine Austrian wine on this 1-hour private tasting in Vienna. Make your way to the Augustinerkeller, a historic wine cellar and restaurant run by the Bitzinger family. One of the last remaining monastery cellars, the Augustinerkeller dates back to 1884 and serves as an intimate setting for your tasting. Settle into your seat and sample four local blends as you learn the unique characteristics of each. A traditional snack will be served alongside your tasting.
  • Private wine tasting in Vienna at Bitzinger’s Augustinerkeller
  • Enjoy tastings of four different wines – two whites and two reds
  • Soak up the historic ambience of the traditional Augustinerkeller, partially located in the vaults of Vienna’s old city wall
  • Learn a bit about the wines, including the different grape varieties that go into them like riesling and merlot
  • Discover what makes Austria’s wine country a good grape-growing region
A historic spot in central Vienna, the Augustinerkeller is one of the last remaining wine cellars once used by monks. Transformed into a restaurant in 1924, the Bitzinger family has been keeping Austrian hospitality alive there since 1954.

Make your own way to the Augustinerkeller to begin your wine-tasting experience. Located beneath the Albertina museum, the restaurants sits inside the well-preserved vaults built into Vienna’s old defense wall.

Head to the wine-tasting shop, where you'll enjoy an atmosphere of rustic brick walls and a crystal chandelier, designed by renowned architect Hans Hollein. Settle into your reserved seat and enjoy a sampling of a chardonnay, a white blend, a merlot and a pinot noir, all hailing from the region. Learn about the wines as you sip and also take some written information about these wines, and nibble an accompanying snack of bread with pepper spread.

If you’d like to stay for a meal after your tasting (own expense), notify your server to continue your afternoon or evening with more wine, traditional dishes and live music.

Reviews

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M
, Jun 2018

This was a good central location. Good wine with a little plate of food to go with the wine.

J
, Mar 2018

This tour was amazing!

D
, Jan 2018

great service!

L
, Aug 2017

I would not call this a private tour at all. It was enjoyable, but more like just sitting at a traditional augustinerkeller and ordering wine!

J
, Jan 2017

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!

S
, Dec 2016

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.

s
, Oct 2016

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.

S
, Jun 2016

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.

A
, Mar 2016

The wine was good, but the staff didn't present it. They only gave us a printed out sheet to describe the wines and they didn't pour it for us. We're a younger crowd and didn't feel like they treated us with the professionalism that they would use for an older group. They rushed the experience also they didn't even give us enough time to finish the previous glass of wine before setting down the next jug, and were eager for us to go when we were done. I would not recommend this tour.

L
, Feb 2016

So glad I did this! So worth the time and money. Great host, wonderful vineyards, fantastic meal at the end.


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