The famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was a lively, sensual person and appreciated the enjoyment of wine. He liked to visit the famous Viennese wine tavern Grinzing where there were many back 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 notice that you don't drink wine - that's not right for me (...)" . His willingness to drink at least seems to have been quite pronounced at least for a time, because his father Leopold Mozart (1719-1787) wrote the following warning lines to him: "(...) Please, my dear Wolfgang, please do not make an exception. The strong wines, and a lot of wine drinking is harmful (…) ” .
Mozart is said to have used wine or alcohol as a positive stimulant in the composition of his musical works, like so many other artists. One of his favorite wines was among others the Hungarian Tokaj, In Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni" that 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 winegrowers as a positive influencing or quality-improving means in the vineyard and in the cellar, which is doubtful and more in the area of Esoteric is classified (see under Music making wine ).