Days of Saint George and The Book of the „Grape’s Coming"
The wine making of Kőszeg has a centuries-long past. In 1279 Iván and Miklós Earls of Kőszeg wanted to divide their properties, and they made a contract about their grape plantations and cellars as well. At the Anjou times, beside Bratislava (Pozsony) and Sopron, Kőszeg was one of the most significant wine exporters of the country. They grew grapes on 300-400 acres, and this was the main income source of the settlement.
The document, started in 1740 is the most important memory of the wine trade of the town. In this the wine sprouts (the „coming”) is drawn every year. Some of the fresh sprouts are cut, introduced to the Mayor and as a celebration combined with wine-tasting, are drawn into the book.