The famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was a joyful, sensual person and appreciated the wine enjoyment. He liked to visit the famous Viennese Heurigenort Grinzing where there were many even then this year (Buschenschanken) gave. His passion for wine is underpinned by letters to his family. For example, he wrote to his wife Constanze "... from (the) Latin letters I realize that you do not drink wine - that's not right for me (...)" . His drinking pleasure seems to have been quite pronounced, at least for a time, because his father Leopold Mozart (1719-1787) wrote him the following warning lines: "(...) Only I ask you to make my dear Wolfgang no excuse. The strong wines, and much wine tasting is harmful (...) " .
Allegedly, Mozart, like so many other artists, used wine or alcohol as a positive stimulant in the composition of his musical works. One of his favorite wines was among other things also the Hungarian Tokaj, In Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni" was then in Wien (Austria) very popular Italian wine Marzemino with the exclamation "Versa il vino! Eccellente Marzemino! " This one vine set a musical monument. It should not go unmentioned that Mozart's compositions are used by some winemakers as a positive influencing or improving quality in the vineyard and in the cellar, which, however, doubtful and more in the field of Esoteric is to be classified (see under Music in winemaking ).