Franz Taferner

+43 2162 8465 Pfarrgasse 2
Göttlesbrunn , A - 2464
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The Carnuntum region of Austria has a long tradition of viticulture stretching back to Celtic times. At the beginning of the first millennium the area became particularly important under the Romans and records of the Carnuntum date back to 9 AD following Tiberius's campaign. Carnuntum village represented a strategically ideal base for the Roman legions in their fight against the wild Germanians and in 69 79 AD Emperor Vespasian built fortified stone walls around the village and a harbour for the Danube fleet. Carnuntum soon became the military headquarters of the Pannonian province, the seat of the governor and also the occasional residence of Roman Caesars. The name Carnuntum is of Illyrian origin and means stone, cliff or firm place. Today the Carnuntum is rich in Roman remains, including an amphitheatre, roman palace and most famously the 'Heidentor'. This former four pillar building which was over 20 metres high is supposed to have been erected under Emperor Constantin II (337-361) as a victory monument Read more »

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  • Grüner Veltliner

    Grüner Veltliner (spelled Gruener when the umlaut is not present and also known as Weissgipfler, Manhardsrebe Grüner...

  • Zweigelt

    History of the grape:  Zweigelt was created in 1922 by Fritz Zweigelt at the Institute of Viticulture and Pomology in...

  • St. Laurent

    St. Laurent: is a grape that is full of prounounced dark fruits such as black berries, sour cherries and prune compli...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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