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Falkensteiner mountain court

The brand community of the community Falkenstein in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Weinviertel has a historical origin. Between the 13th and the 18th century, the "Falkensteiner mountain court" was the legal high authority for all "vineyard things and the proceeds flowing from them" and for the entire space between Wien and Brno. Every year on St. Mark's Day, all the vineyard owners had to gather for Bergtaiding. After reading the Bergbüchl, issues of dispute and appeal were negotiated, but reading dates and quality controls were also determined. Finally, the new judge - the Bergmeister - was elected, who took office with an oath of truth and justice. He was assisted by four miners, with whom he represented the ministry. The Falkensteiner winemakers are aware of their great tradition. Their goal is to continue the heritage of their fathers carefully and with the highest quality. Today, as then, a selected mountain master controls the vineyards and the grapes according to the following criteria:

  • Inspection of the vineyards in front of the vintage
  • Checking the grapes on Reinsortigkeit and sugar content
  • checkups
  • Tasting by an expert jury
  • Naturalness of the wines
  • Mostgewicht at least 17 degrees KMW or 85 Oechsle
  • Wearing the State test number

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