The Lower Austrian wine-growing community is located in the wine-growing region Thermenregion near the Austrian capital Vienna. Until 1985, Gumpoldskirchen was an independent wine-growing area alongside Bad Vöslau. In ancient times, the Romans already recognised the optimal conditions for winegrowing that prevailed here. The village was mentioned in a document as early as 1120, when Gumpold von Pornheim, who gave his name to the village, donated vineyards to his nephew Sigeboto. In 1380 Duke Albrecht III (1349-1395) granted the citizens of Gumpoldskirchen the right, known as Leitgeben, to sell and serve their wine in the village. Later, the exact regulations for serving the wine were laid down. In 1784 Emperor Josef II (1741-1790) confirmed the right of the Buschenschenker and thus laid the foundation for the Heurigen, of which there are numerous in this municipality today.
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