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Winegrowing customs

In connection with viticulture, there is a wealth of old customs with often only regional significance. However, many old professions have died out or are no longer necessary due to new technologies. Unfortunately, many customs are no longer maintained. The current professions and functions in viticulture and the relevant institutions and training centres are listed under Viticulture Training. Further information on the subject can be found under:

Brauchtum im Weinbau - Winzer, Weingartmann, Weingartenhüter

from Amper to Buttenstecken

from Cellera to Fürtuch

from Gait to Imbs

from Kalmuck-Janker to Krugrecht

from latfass to oinochoe

  • Latfass (Ladfass) - special barrel used during the grape harvest
  • Leitgeben - right to serve wine
  • Harvest yard - communal cellar for the grape harvest
  • Martini - to praise Martini, wine baptism on 11 November
  • Métayage (French: Grangère, Vigneronnage) - half lease, partial lease
  • Cupbearer - servant responsible for the drinks
  • Nachlese (Wolfeln) - harvesting of leftover grapes after the grape harvest
  • Neumagener Weinschiff - antique find in Neumagen (Mosel)
  • Oinochoe - wine vessel

from pest vinegar to records

Brauchtum im Weinbau - Hiatahütt´n und alter Weinkeller in NÖ

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