Bread and butter for people of Ružindol were depending on the farming and vinicultural productivity. Local residents were always reacting very emotionally to fluctuations of wine grape crop or grape wine parasites and the blame was usually attributed to witches. History records tell us that four women were accused of witchery.People of Ružindol have been known as "wizards" almost for 300 years. Even the polyhistor Matej Bel wrote in his work Notitia Hungariae Novae II from 1736: "All the people of Ružindol are Slovak and their wives dedicate their body and soul to witchcraft." These women really pursued healing of people and farm animals. Thanks to their knowledge and experience they were ahead of their time so nobody was tolerant of them. The healer regarded to themselves as witches first when they were at their wits' end because of a high stage of an illness.
Disputes with "witches" have been known since 1599. These were mostly argues and accusations of each other because of crop failure causing, theft of cellar grapes, spoiling of ready wine, etc.
The most known case was the case of Katarína Šnajderová from 1684 when she was questioned by the court of Trnava. She was accused of witchy things, causing problems with cows, fields, gardens and vineyards. The blame was laid on her because of intentional damaging to health of several people and because of intercourse with Satan. Nowadays we know that Katarína was interested in phytotherapy, but she couldn't heal some of the serious illnesses. Although her effort she could hardly wait thankfulness. A few days later, the next woman - Zuzana Čarpusová - was accused. They both undertook the water test, so called "Trial of God". This proved that they are guilty and so they were burned to death at the stake,al though none of them didn't plead guilty.
Mayor's book documents also the case from 1744, when two women of Ružindol, Magdaléna called Abdonička and Anna Chlebová called Jamborka were accused and they allegedly had been meeting behind the village in the vineyards with intent to harm their neighbours. People were afraid of them and they considered them to be able to cause an illness or even death at anyone. Although many testimonies contradicted and were not clear, the "careful and clever" municipal council of Trnava sentenced them and they both were beheaded and burned. People of Trnava and Ružindol, and compulsory also two senators representing the municipal council, vicenotary and deputy of the main operator, they all were at the execution.