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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 Unfortunately, many customs are no longer maintained.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

  • Kalmuck-Janker - winegrower's jacket
  • Kantharos - drinking vessel for wine
  • Kellerkatze - Cat on the best barrel of the wine cellar
  • Kellerkörbl (Kellerzeger) - container for transporting wine bottles
  • Kellerpartie (Kellerstunde) - meeting in a wine cellar
  • Cellar law - unwritten laws in a wine cellar
  • Cellar key - tool and symbol
  • Candle sample (Kerzerlprobe) - test for carbon dioxide during fermentation
  • Klapotetz - acoustic defence device against birds in the vineyard
  • Corkage fee - fee for bringing a bottle to a wine cellar
  • Kottabos - game of skill in ancient Greece
  • Jug law - right to serve wine commercially

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 Placomusophilia to Records

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

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