The canonized Babenberg Margrave Leopold III. (1073-1136) founded this Klosterneuburg
(Wine-growing region Wagram
, Lower Austria), where the historically significant winery of the same name is located today. The "thousand bucket barrel" that has survived to this day and used to hold the Tithe-wine
served (winemaker levy to the government), is the scene of a popular custom in honor of the patron saint on "Leopolditag", November 15th. The legend behind it: Wine was often drunk in this cellar and the funny bugs fooled the newly wed monastery host. They thought that this was under his wife's slipper and that he would even slide over the large barrel if she wished. The host denied this violently and thought that the slide down to the Keller law
would if this happened.
The young woman had overheard this, refused his tenderness and complained that he would not even slide over the barrel because of her. The landlord gave in, the couple climbed into the basement, the landlord climbed onto the barrel and slid down. The bugs hidden in the basement laughed crookedly at the embarrassed host. He kept his promise and even today it is cellar law that anyone who visits the barrel on Leopoldi Day is allowed to climb on it and slide down. Today the barrel is no longer in the basement, which explains an inscription: I was almost 130 years old, so it was too cold for me in the basement. 1000 slipped over my back there, and I won't be crushed here either.
A wine harvested on November 15th (Leopolditag) is allowed Leopoldiwein
to be named. See also under Customs in viticulture
as well as relevant keywords under barrel