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… in Trier, you can grasp the heritage of Roman times with your hands. The origins of this wine cellar, the oldest in Germany, reach back to the year 330.
…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.
… 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.…
… 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…
…The "Wine and Stone" experiential path in Heppenheim on the Bergstraße unites wine and art in a unique manner: the cultural history of wine is explained via works of art at stops along the circular route.
… doorstep” in the surrounding area. Franken’s vineyard area continued to expand; by the late Middle Ages, wine was the beverage of the common people and, of course, a means of paying the tithe in kind. It wasn’t…
… the Juliusspital. Maybe it was meant to symbolize a medical flask......but it could also have been a wine bottle, a forerunner of the “Bocksbeutel” as we know it today: a flattish, spherical-shaped bottle with…
…One is Germany's oldest charitable foundation that owns a wine estate; the other is one of Germany's oldest vineyards bearing a site-specific name and the two have been inextricably linked for centuries: the…
… 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…
…In the center of the Franconian winegrowing village of Iphofen, between the baroque town hall and the parish church of St. Veit, there is a building ensemble that combines historical and ultra-modern architecture in an…