A term commonly used in the Austrian Weinviertel for a bucket-like vessel with a handle on one side. It derives from the Old High German "ambar" (Latin "ampora", a secondary form of amphora). It was used to transport the freshly pressed grape must to the barrel in the wine cellar. The ampar was previously filled by the press using Sechterl. See also under wine vessels and viticultural customs.
Amper: from Weinviertel Tourism - Horst Krönigsberger
Press houses: by Egon Mark