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Maria Theresa

On the occasion of the birth of the Habsburg ruler Maria Theresa (1717-1780), a wine from Langenlois was served, which at the time was very popular at the court of her father Charles VI (1685-1740). At that time the Habsburgs had large estates in all the important wine-growing communities of what was then western Hungary (today's Burgenland) and had wine-growing and cellar management carried out according to the latest findings. Wines from the villages of Donnerskirchen, Großhöflein, Jois, Neusiedl am See, Purbach, Rust and St. Georgen were mostly delivered to the Viennese court cellars. It promoted viticulture in Austria and Hungary through many ordinances and laws and frequently visited its estates.

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