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State Treaty Wine

Designation for wines served at the banquet on the occasion of the signing of the Austrian State Treaty on 15 May 1955; see under Katzensprung.

Name for a former small, steep vineyard in the municipality of Dürnstein in the Wachau wine-growing region (Lower Austria). The name refers to the steepness of the slope. However, the vineyard above the "Pfeffel" garden hotel is no longer cultivated today. In the 1950s, the then "Winzergenossenschaft Wachau" - today's Domäne Wachau - had the name protected and produced the branded wine "Dürnsteiner Katzensprung" for a long time. Today, wines are produced under the name "Wachauer Katzensprung", for which the grapes can come from all over the Wachau. The same applies to the "Wachauer Himmelstiege" brand owned by Domäne Wachau

Katzensprung - Weine und Kellerschlössl

A "Dürnsteiner Katzensprung" of the 1954 vintage made a contribution to Austrian history. Already during the final negotiations on the State Treaty in Moscow, the Austrian delegation took along a Katzensprung as a guest gift. In connection...

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