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St. Georgen

The white grape variety was discovered in 2000 in St. Georgen, a district of Eisenstadt in Burgenland (Austria) and named after the place where it was found. Stories have long been told here about a supposedly ancient vine on a former vineyard that was cultivated centuries ago. Michael Leberl from the association "Dorfblick" and the winegrower Hans Moser followed the traces. At the end of May 2000, Leberl found a rosehip bush on the long overgrown Ried Viehtrift, which was used as a vineyard in the Middle Ages and later served as a hat pasture, "and something green was glowing above the bush". It is a vine that is already several centuries old, of which only this one specimen is known so far. Because the vine had been hidden in the undergrowth for a very long time due to lack of light, it was very weakened and had only small leaves the size of thumbnails.

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