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Castell: Cradle of a “Successful Experiment” - Silvaner arrives

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/tourism/landmarks-of-wine-culture/highlight/castell-cradle-of-a-successful-experiment-silvaner-arrives-1/
25.08.2020
… withstand winter frosts; varietals with later bud burst, i.e. able to survive spring frosts; and grapes that could ripen fairly quickly and reliably yield a good crop. Silvaner met all of these…  

Pfedelbach: Princes' Barrel and Master's Wine Press

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/tourism/landmarks-of-wine-culture/highlight/pfedelbach-princes-barrel-and-masters-wine-press-3/
25.08.2020
… 1950, by 14 winegrowers at that time. 450 vintners from 16 wine-growing villages now cultivate their grapes for the "Fürstenfass wines", the winery itself is based in Bretzfeld-Adolzfurt.The Wine Press Path…  

Hoflößnitz: The Saxon Club and the Elector's Notorious Wine Feasts

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/tourism/landmarks-of-wine-culture/highlight/hofloessnitz-the-saxon-club-and-the-electors-notorious-wine-feasts-1/
25.08.2020
… in 1889. The tradition of viticulture was revived in 1911 when an institute for the grafting of the grapes was installed in the Hoflößnitz estate. In 1916, agricultural councilor Carl Pfeiffer became the…  

World Heritage Site - The “Wine Island” of Reichenau

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/tourism/landmarks-of-wine-culture/highlight/world-heritage-site-the-wine-island-of-reichenau-1/
25.08.2020
… autumn. In adition, the island is blessed with a great deal of sunshine – an ideal climate for growing grapes. In its heyday, up to 140 hectares of vines were cultivated on the island, peaking in…  

Bopparder Hamm: Rhine Region's Largest Loop

 
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25.08.2020
… manual work marks the day of the wine-grower in these steep sites. Some 16 are still cultivating grapes in the Bopparder Hamm, with a collective annual output of ca. 600,000 liters of Riesling – which was,…  

The Roman Wine Press of Piesport: Where the Romans trod upon Moselfruits

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/tourism/landmarks-of-wine-culture/highlight/the-roman-wine-press-of-piesport-where-the-romans-trod-upon-moselfruits-3/
25.08.2020
…Proof that the Romans once crushed grapes by foot can be found in an ancient wine press preserved in Piesport, near the Moselschleife (a major bow in the river). It is the biggest Roman wine press north of the Alps.  

The Sundial Vineyards around Bernkastel-Kues - A Journey Through Time

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/tourism/landmarks-of-wine-culture/highlight/the-sundial-vineyards-around-bernkastel-kues-a-journey-through-time-1/
25.08.2020
… That's no coincidence as sundials were installed on sun-drenched southern slopes and this is where grapes for premium wines also flourished.  The most famous ones are the Wehlener sundial, the…  

The Bremmer Calmont Vineyard - As Steep as it Gets

 
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25.08.2020
… traveller: "Up there, where steeply jointed rocks give birth to the most precious sweetness of the grapes", romanticized Venantius, continuing: "where leaved vineyards rise upwards towards naked…  

The Ruins of the Monastery of Disibodenberg: Where the oldest grapevines grow

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/tourism/landmarks-of-wine-culture/highlight/the-ruins-of-the-monastery-of-disibodenberg-where-the-oldest-grapevines-grow-3/
25.08.2020
… Germany. It was often grown on the slopes of Rüdesheim in the Rheingau region where the late ripening grapes with their high acidity were highly regarded. The five grapevines of White Orleans, which had grown…  

Villa Weilberg with Wine Press: Making Wine like the Romans

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/tourism/landmarks-of-wine-culture/highlight/villa-weilberg-with-wine-press-making-wine-like-the-romans-1/
25.08.2020
… covered about 75 000 square meters of land where crops were cultivated – among them grapevines.The grapes were pressed in three flat basins in the annex. The function of the basins, however, was only…