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Angel Weingarten

Riede in the municipality Kothvogl, a cadastral of Stainz in the Austrian wine-growing region West Styria, The Engel wine garden is very close to the history of the famous Styrian wine Schilcher connected. However, you have to distinguish between the Riede and the homonymous inn. The inn "Engelweingarten" bears the name of the family Angelis (Engel), who immigrated from Italy around 1700 and operated it in Stainz. Josef Angelis acquired the vineyard, which belonged to the abandoned Augustiner Chorherrenstift, in 1826 from the state government and also gave it the name Engelweingarten. In 1847, Emperor Ferdinand I (1793-1875) visited with the one important for Styrian viticulture Archduke Johann (1782-1859) the Riede. In 1889, the inn was sold by the descendants of Angelis to Stainzer Sparkasse. Finally, in 1971, the inn passed into ownership of the Hösel family, which still leads today. The Styrian wine-growing pioneer Josef Puchas leased the Riede from 1913 to 1938 and ran a Schilcher model farm. He planted for the first time grapevine-resistant vines of the variety Blue Wildbacher that through the previous one Phylloxera disaster had been seriously threatened. From him many impulses for the vineyard care and finishing out. The bottom of the vineyard is made of silicate-rich weathering rock and is broom suitable for Blauer Wildbacher.

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