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Landmarks of wine culture

Region: Mosel

Vineyards' Sundials

They measure the progress of time throughout the day and they are as old as mankind: Up to the beginning of the 19th century, sundials were the yery synonym for watches – since there were no others. The principle is easy: A pole is fixed into earth paralleling the axis of the earth, its shadow then points out the position of the sun therefore denoting the hours or even minutes.

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Region: Mosel

Weingut Lubentiushof

Der Lubentiushof in Niederfell an der Mosel geht auf eine im Jahre 1711 gegründete Kellerei der Fürsten von der Leyen zurück. 1994 übernahm Andreas Barth, eigentlich Jurist, das Weingut und führt es seither als Quereinsteiger mit allerhand neuen Ideen.

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Region: Mosel

Wine estate Vereinigte Hospitien, Trier

The heritage of Roman times, here you can grasp it with your hands: in the cellar of the Vereinigte Hospitien in Trier. The origins of the wine cellar reach back to the year 330 when two big storehouses stood on the banks of the river Mosel, called "horreas" by the Romans. Here, wine was stored which had been brought upstream, products from the wine presses further down the river.

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Region: Pfalz

Rhodt unter Rietburg

These grapevines are true veterans of viticultural history: More than 400 years old, the grapevines from the "Rhodter Rosengarten" have not only survived the centuries but still bear fruit every year. The vineyard in the wine community of Rhodt unter Rietberg is said to have existed already before the 30-Years-War – and that took place between 1618 and 1648.

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Region: Pfalz

The Roman Wine of Speyer

This is the oldest wine of the world – and it is still liquid at its core. The Historical Museum of Palatinate in Speyer guards one of the biggest treasures of viticulture there is in all of Germany: Wine that stems probably from around the year 325 after Christ, preserved in a greenly-yellow glass bottle of a cylindrical form adorned with two handles shaped like dolphins.

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Region: Pfalz

Villa Weilberg with Wine Press

Underneath a red roof, a true treasure of viticulture is hidden in the middle of the vineyards on the edge of the city of Bad Dürkheim: a two thousand year old wine press from Roman times. The wine press with its building is the only one of that kind between Southern Palatinate and the Mosel.

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Region: Pfalz

Weingut Kreutzenberger

Es ist ein ungewöhnlicher Umstand, dass ein altes Winzerhaus aussieht wie ein Bau der klassischen Moderne. Doch genau das ist im pfälzischen Kindenheim der Fall. Dort wurde 1929 das Gutshaus der Winzerfamilie Kreutzenberger errichtet – und zwar im damals avantgardistischen Bauhausstil.

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Region: Pfalz

Wine city of Deidesheim

In this city, the first wine of high quality range was made within the region of Palatinate and this city shaped German wine politics to a large extent: there's hardly any other city in Germany which earns the label "Cradle of German Quality Wines" as much as Deidesheim.

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Region: Rheingau

Kloster Eberbach

This might well be the cradle of viticulture in the Rheingau, since no other building in the area symbolizes a centuries of culture of wine making as the Monastery of Eberbach near the village of Eltville does. It was in the year of the Lord 1136, when thirteen monks first set foot into this remote Rheingau valley.

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Region: Rheingau

Schloss Johannisberg

This is legendary ground: The Castle of Johannisberg, near Geisenheim in the Rheingau, was the aim of a rider who acquired legendary fame – it was because of him that the Spätlese was born on these grounds.

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