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Falkensteiner Berggericht

The brand community of Falkenstein in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region of Weinviertel has historical origins. Between the 13th and the 18th century, the "Falkensteiner Berggericht" (Falkenstein Mountain Court) was the legal supreme authority for all "vineyard matters and the proceeds flowing therefrom" and was responsible for the entire area between Wien and Brno. Every year on St. Mark's Day all the vineyard owners had to gather for the mountain taiding. After the Bergbüchl was read out, disputes and appeals were discussed, but also harvesting dates and quality controls were determined. Finally, the new judge - the Bergmeister - was elected, who took office with an oath of truth and justice. He was assisted by four miners, together with whom he represented the mining authority. The Falkenstein winegrowers are aware of their great tradition. Their goal is to continue the legacy of their fathers carefully and with the highest quality. Today, as in the past, an elected Bergmeister controls the vineyards and the grapes according to the following criteria

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