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Halbturn Castle

The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Halbturn in the Neusiedlersee wine-growing region of Burgenland (Austria). Its history dates back to 1214, when the Counts Poth established the first vineyards of the Hungarian-Altenburg dominion in the municipality of Jois by purchasing 14 curias. From 1527 onwards, the imperial court in Wien under Ferdinand I. (1503-1564) was supplied with wine from the estate. Today's castle was built in 1711 by the famous Baroque architect Lucas von Hildebrandt (1668-1745) and once served the Austrian imperial family as a hunting and summer residence. Under Baron Paul Waldbott-Bassenheim, vineyards were first planted in Halbturn in 1960. Today, the 40-hectare site is Austria's largest privately owned.

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