The Austrian poet Nikolaus Lenau (1802-1850) was born in Csatád near Temesvar in Hungary.
After his father's death, his mother married a second time and moved with him to northern, mountainous Hungary.
Lenau spent two years of his childhood here in the Tokaj region.
The landscape deeply influenced him and his poetry. the Tokaj He paid tribute in his poem "Mishka on the Tisza": "High the bottle in the left, High the saber in the right, And the horsemen through the throats, Flowing in the dance the sweet fire, Flows the glorious Tokay."
Other poems by Lenau on the topic of wine are called "In the tavern" and "The lonely drinker" (see further sayings of many other well-known personalities in connection with wine and Weingenuss under Quotes ):