wein.plus
Attention
You are using an old browser that may not function as expected. For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Flag wavers

A branded red wine from the Austrian municipality of Neckenmarkt in the wine-growing region of Mittelburgenland, pressed from the Blaufränkisch variety. The custom of flag-waving, celebrated on the Sunday after the Feast of Corpus Christi, dates back to the Battle of Lackenbach in October 1620 between Nikolaus Count Esterházy (1583-1645) as a partisan of the Austrian ruling house of Habsburg and Hungarian and Bohemian rebels. When his castle was besieged by the rebels, the peasants of Neckenmarkt provided decisive help. In return, they received forest and farmland from Esterházy in 1622, as well as the privilege of marching out on ceremonial occasions under the imperial flag given to them by the prince. This flag is still waved by the Neckenmarkt boys every year on the Sunday after Corpus Christi. See also under wine-growing customs.

Voices of our members

Thomas Götz

Serious sources on the internet are rare - and Wine lexicon from wein.plus is one such source. When researching for my articles, I regularly consult the wein.plus encyclopaedia. There I get reliable and detailed information.

Thomas Götz
Weinberater, Weinblogger und Journalist; Schwendi

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

25,937 Keywords · 46,877 Synonyms · 5,325 Translations · 31,272 Pronunciations · 181,234 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon

EVENTS NEAR YOU