Step into a world of vinous delight at R&BAR Vienna, where the art of wine is lovingly celebrated and the doors opened wide to welcome all who appreciate its charms. This enchanting wine haven, curated by the vision of Moritz Herzog, has roots in the very soul of Vienna's natural wine culture. Over a decade ago, Moritz pioneered this journey with "Weinskandal," Vienna's first natural wine shop, which currently stocks around 1500 references. With years of experience, he has now bestowed upon the city a place where wine isn't just admired, it's brought to life.
At the heart of R&BAR is manager Stephan Martin. His own legacy in Vienna's natural wine story began with the city's first natural wine bar, "o Boufés," in 2014. After years in the Michelin-starred restaurant world, he graced Vienna with R&BAR, a space that resonates with the passion for the art of wine. Dave Ferris, a globe-trotting wine whisperer with experiences from Paris to Montreal, brings his wisdom to R&BAR, courtesy of the legendary Bar Brutal in Barcelona, and his wine project, Kollektiv Peternell.
But R&BAR isn't just a wine bar; it's a warm, welcoming sanctuary where you can explore, taste, and also take home treasures. Over 500 bottles beckon you to choose your journey. While R&BAR is a haven for wine enthusiasts, it's also a culinary delight. Small dishes prepared by the talented Mario Galbavy are beautifully paired with local, artisanal produce from the likes of Anton Sütterlüty, Erich Andert in Pamhagen, or Dirndln am Feld.
The natural wine movement has evolved in Austria, transcending from a niche to a cherished, integral part of the culture. R&BAR stands at the forefront of this transformation, bridging gaps and creating a community that warmly embraces all who seek to explore the art of natural wine. Vienna's wine culture is not just flourishing; it's embracing all who seek warmth, wine, and a warm welcome. R&BAR, where the wine flows, and the hearts open wide.
📸 Ingo Pertramer