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Keller key


Large key (orally called Köllaschlussl) made of metal, with which the door to the wine cellar or Presshaus has been blocked. In addition to the purely practical purpose, the cellar key had a high symbol content and was, so to speak, the “scepter” of the winemaker. The gentleman always kept the key in the house, sometimes he even went to bed with him so that the youth could not get his wine. An important sign of trust was to give the key to a friend. When you got the cellar key from a winemaker, you had won your trust and friendship. The handing over of the cellar key to the son was also important and was the handing over of the scepter. See also under Customs in viticulture,

Cellar key, cellar door and lock plate


In Germany, cellar keys were also a term for one profitable Sectional shape. There were more eyes (Buds) cut or left as usual. It is meant to express that the high yields of the winegrowers have more reason to visit the cellar. See also under pruning,

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

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