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… the cradle of Saxon viticulture. Here, on the Hoflößnitz estate, the Saxon electors partied during the wine harvest, the Sachsenkeule (elegant club-shaped bottle) was invented and a history of 600 years of…
…The cradle of wine-growers' cooperatives lies in Mayschoss in the Ahr River Valley. It was here that 18 vintners made wine history when they founded the world's first wine-growers' cooperative on 20 December 1868.
…the Ahr. The monastery housed seven work spaces, among them a distillery and a guest house – and, of course, “wine gardens.” The nuns of Marienthal Monastery held out through most of the Thirty Years’ War, until 1646,…
… a museum for the senses, now offers an interactive and sensory tour of the cultural history of wine.
…World Heritage Site - The “Wine Island” of ReichenauGermany's southernmost vineyards are cultivated on Reichenau, an island in Lake Constance, now a World Heritage Site. Today, it is better known as the "vegetable…
… lava flows, porous lava chunks (pumice) and agglomerates from eruptions. All part of the 'volcanic wine' that has been produced here since 962.
…The four great wine casks of Heidelberg castle are legendary and they draw flocks of tourists every year, even though there’s now only one remaining cask on display.
… the vaulted cellars with up to five-meter-thick walls from 1720 to 1744.The beginnings of the wine estate can be traced back to a deed of gift by Embricho, bishop of Würzburg, in 1128, thus making it the…
… the new monastery. Up until 1100, harvests are noted in at least 170 communities from more than 923 "wine gardens" – the abbey probably owned even more.All of this is recorded in the Codex Laureshamensis, a…
… Romans were the first to introduce systematic viticulture. In 370, a Roman citadel was built here and wine was an inherent part of the legionnaires’ daily rations. In 643, viticulture was officially documented.…