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Halbturn Castle

The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Halbturn in the Burgenland wine-growing region of Neusiedlersee (Austria). Its history dates back to 1214, when the Counts of Poth established the first vineyards of the Hungarian-Altenburg dominion in the municipality of Jois by purchasing 14 curia. From 1527 onwards, the imperial court in Vienna under Ferdinand I. (1503-1564) was supplied with wine from the estate. The present 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 vineyard.

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