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Falkensteiner Berggericht

The trademark community of the municipality of Falkenstein in the wine-growing region of Weinviertel(Lower Austria) has a historical origin. Between the 13th and the 18th century, the "Falkensteiner Berggericht" (Falkenstein Mountain Court) was the supreme legal authority for all "vineyard matters and the proceeds flowing from them" and was responsible for the entire area between Vienna and Brno. Every year on St. Mark's Day, all vineyard owners had to assemble for the mountain taiding. Taiding (also Ding or Thing) was the term used for court meetings according to Germanic law. After the Bergbüchl had been read out, disputes and appeals were dealt with, but also harvest 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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