Heuriger is a kind of restaurant that is specific to Austria.
It is a local winemaker that serves a new wine under a special licence during the growing season.
This is why Heuriger derives from "this year's wine" in German.
Heuriger has its origin in 1784 when Emperor Joseph II permitted all residents to produce and serve self-produced wine and juices.
Now, there are over one hundred Heuriger in Austria.
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