The German Chancellor, Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen (1815-1898) was a pronounced wine lover. To its absolute favorite wines counted in Riesling of the winery Reichsrat von Buhl from the famous single location Enormous (Municipality of Forst) in the German region palatinate, With his often quoted saying "This monster tastes me tremendously" , he made a significant contribution to making this situation world famous.
In 1883, Otto von Bismarck received a bottle of the legendary on the occasion of his 68th birthday 1811er or as comet vintages designated vintage from the winery Bassermann-Jordan given. At the time, this wine was in excellent condition and was 72 years old. In Austria and Germany, some wine, sparkling wine and beer brands were named after him. After the battle of Königsgrätz in 1866, he learned at the peace negotiations in Nikolsburg in Moravia (belongs to today Czech Republic ) Know and appreciate wines from the Burgenland municipality of Pöttelsdorf (Austria) and was regularly supplied with Pöttelsdorfer wines for the rest of his life. One there wine cooperative was called "Domain Bismarck" for some time in his honor.