The saintly Babenberger Margrave Leopold III. (1073-1136) founded the Stift Klosterneuburg
(Wine-growing region Wagram
, Lower Austria), where today also the historically significant winery is located. The preserved until today "Thousand bucket barrel", formerly the inclusion of the Tithe-wine
served (wine producer tax to the rule), is scene of a popular custom in honor of the national patron on the "Leopolditag", the 15. November. The legend behind it: in this cellar was like drinking wine and the funny drinkers fopped the newly wed Klosterwirt. They said that he was under the slipper of his wife and that he would even slip over the big cask if she wished. The landlord denied this fiercely and said that the slide down to Keller law
if that should happen.
The young woman overheard this, refused to be caressed, and complained that he would not even slip over the cask because of her. The landlord gave way, the couple went into the cellar, the landlord climbed on the barrel and slid down. The miners hidden in the cellar laughed crookedly at the shamed innkeeper. The latter fulfilled its promise and even today it is Kellerrecht that anyone who visits the barrel on Leopoldi Day can climb it and slide down. Today, the barrel is no longer in the basement, which explains an inscription: I was 130 years old, it was too cold in the basement. There, 1000 slipped over the back, here you will not crush me.
A wine harvested on 15 November (Leopolditag) is allowed Leopoldiwein
to be named. See also below Customs in viticulture
as well as relevant keywords below barrel