You have probably heard/read about the term “Heuriger”. That is a kind of tavern, where local winemakers serve their new wine (also called “Heuriger” – wine from the most recent harvest). Those taverns are closed buildings that, apart from the wine, also serve some other drinks, traditional food, and snacks.
But a Buschenschank (die Buschenschank, if you are worried about der, die, das) is “only” a small, usually wooden stand that is in the middle of a vineyard. The owners of the vineyard are only allowed to sell their own products – whether it is wine or grape juice – and they can offer some small snack plates called Brettljause. It is usually a wooden “plate” with local cheese, ham, different spreads, and bread. You take your spritzer and the Jause and sit on long wooden benches and enjoy the view.
The Buschenschank Emmerich (owned by the family Glashüttner) is located on Nussberg, which is one of the hills on the NW side of Vienna. There are several Buschenschenken on the hills there, but this is just my favorite one. The view over Vienna is amazing.
I love that it is simple and it’s right there, so easily reachable. Still, many people – even people living in Vienna – have never been there. You just have to take the D tram to the last station in the 19th district, and then it is a short hike through the neighborhood and through the vineyard. And the hike will be worth it!