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… to chronicles, viticulture was so successful that Walahfrid Strabo, the abbot from 842-849, had to import quite a number of workers to the island to help cultivate the vines.The success of the wines from…
… of vineyard sites, donations, and property ownership. Thus, the Lorsch Codex became one of the most important databanks of viticultural history – and shows the importance the monasteries had for…
… daily rations. In 643, viticulture was officially documented. To this day, wine has remained the most important trading commodity of the little town along the narrow Rhine gorge, or today’s Mittelrhein…
… left his mark on this city as on no other place: In the Middle Ages, Bacharach was one of the most important trading centers for wine. The reason for that was what is called "The Binger Loch" – a rocky…
… for the Mosel region. Around 1900, this small city in the middle of the Mosel valley was the most important wine trading city in the world – with the exception of Bordeaux in France.
… the highest quantities of wines in Germany. Thus, viticulture and its historical culture are an important theme in the museum – presented as living history.Several old wine grower's houses, stemming from…
… inheritors also became famous as wine politicians: His grandson Ludwig Bassermann-Jordan took an important part in the reshaping of the German wine law in 1909 and was one of the founders of the "Society of…
… grapevines with them. The Monastery of Eberbach soon grew to be one of the biggest and most important cloisters in Germany, also thanks to its wine. The grape variety Pinot Noir, imported from…
… the Rhine is not only a symbol of the town Oestrich-Winkel, but also an expression of the importance of Rheingau wine for the marketplace. In 1780 that totaled over 500,000 litres of wine.
… of the company was and remains the imposing winery buildings from 1897, considered among the most important industrial monuments of Germany. In particular, the spectacular dome, built in 1893 and around one…