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Maria Theresa

On the occasion of the birth of the Habsburg ruler Maria Theresia (1717-1780) a wine was made Langenlois who served at the court of her father Karl VI. (1685-1740) was very popular. At that time the Habsburgs had large estates in all the important winegrowing communities in what was then western Hungary (today Burgenland ) and had viticulture and cellar management carried out according to the latest knowledge. Wines from Donnerskirchen, Großhöflein, Jois. Neusiedl am See Purbach Rust and St. Georgen were largely delivered to the Hofkeller in Vienna. It promoted viticulture in through many ordinances and laws Austria and Hungary and frequently visited their possessions.

In 1743 she traveled through Burgenland and also made a stop at Mannersdorf Castle on the Leitha Mountains. From the community it became the next vintage invited. Together with the court, she also appeared in October of this year and harvested a few grapes by hand. An obelisk in the parish commemorates the memorable event with the following inscription: Here Maria Theresa lowered her hands, which filled the birth with scepters, virtue and laurel, to collect grapes and all the tedious tasks of harvesting grapes.

So far, history has been guaranteed, now the legendary part follows: The empress and her husband went for a walk along a vineyard. The fully ripe grapes attracted them and so they picked one of them. As soon as they had eaten some berries, the bugles sounded all around Weingarten guardian, The pair of rulers was quickly surrounded by dark-eyed guards, who demanded a harsh penalty of 5 guilders. Of course, as is customary with such high figures, neither had any cash with them and so they were escorted to the village judge. They were locked up in the community kotter, but later everything cleared up.

One of the ruler's favorite castles was her favorite Halbturn Castle in the Burgenland Seewinkel on Lake Neusiedl This castle winery, which still exists today, was bought by her husband Stefan. She also appreciated the wine from the Freistadt Rust - especially the one that was already famous at the time Rust outbreak - and was a guest here in 1760. In 1773 she visited the princely castle or winery Esterházy in Eisenstadt, She loved the Hungarian Tokaj, her court doctor Gerard van Swieten (1700-1772) told her to drink it every day. She sent 600 bottles to the Russian tsarina Elisabeth (1709-1762). In the Styria they protected local wines such as the Schilcher,

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