Definition of heuriger in English:

heuriger

(also heurige)

noun

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

    • ‘The Austrian love for the new wine, or heuriger, is witnessed by dozens of drinking songs.’
    1. 1.1 An Austrian establishment where wine from the latest harvest is served.
      • ‘Many heurige close in October, but the Reisenberg has an indoor keller for the winter and you can still stroll on the terrace.’
      • ‘As the two prepare for the opening of their new heuriger, a traditional alpine restaurant serving rustic food and wine, arguments ensue about everything - including what to argue about!’
      • ‘Cultivating and harvesting grapes, and running a heuriger, have traditionally been a family business.’
      • ‘Those wanting to do serious tastings of these wines will find that many of the best heurigen are in Vienna's 19th quarter.’
      • ‘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.’

Origin

Mid 20th century: Austrian German, literally this year's (wine).

Pronunciation:

heuriger

/ˈhoiriɡər/