Cellar cat in Poysdorf

The cellar cat, a symbol you often see in the Austrian region of Weinviertel

In the Austrian region of Weinviertel, you often see the model of a cat. This symbol is known as a cellar cat (Kellerkatze). Local people believe a cat living in a wine vault will always rest on the barrel with the best wine.


Vineyard goat in Poysdorf

Vineyard goat at the Hall of Grapes in Poysdorf, Austria

An exhibit with an interesting story seen at the Hall of Grapes in Poysdorf is the vineyard goat (Weinbeergoaß). This symbol is said to go back to a biblical story of Noah: After observing a goat eating grapes he tried them for himself and became the father of winegrowing.