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Keller key


Large key (ornate Köllaschließl) made of metal, with the door to the wine cellar or Presshaus was locked. In addition to the purely practical purpose of the cellar key had a high symbolic content and was, so to speak, the "scepter" of the winemaker. The key was always kept by the master in the house, sometimes he even went to bed with him, so that the youth could not get his wine. An important vote of confidence was leaving the key to a friend. If you got the cellar key from a winemaker, then you had won his trust and friendship. Handing over the cellar key to the son was also of great importance and was, so to speak, the handing over of the scepter. See also below Customs in viticulture,

Basement key, cellar door and lock plate


In Germany, Keller key was also a name for a profitable Sectional shape. There were more eyes (Buds) as usual cut or left. It should be expressed by the fact that due to the high yields of winemakers has more reason to visit the cellar. See also below pruning,

Source: Kellergassenbeschreibung Kleinhadersdorf, Karin Mewald
Basement key: Weinviertel Tourimus Krönigsberger
Cellar door: Weinviertel Tourimus Mandl
Lock plate: Weinviertel Tourimus Christine Wurnig

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