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Nord og syd for Dresden, nogenlunde imellem Meissen og Pirna, strækker vindistriktet Sachsen sig. Med omkring 500 hektar er det blandt de tre mindste vindistrikter i Tyskland. Samtidig er det med placeringen ikke langt fra grænsen til Polen det nordøstligste vinområde i Tyskland overhovedet. I Sachsen dominerer det kontinentale klima. Det betyder varme somre og kolde vintre. Skiftet mellem varme dagstemperaturer og kølige nætter passer druerne særdeles godt. Vinene fra regionen – først og fremmest Müller-Thurgau, Riesling og Weissburgunder – er de tydeligste beviser på dette med deres elegance og finnesse.


Overview Sachsen

Geographical location: In the upper Elbe Valley, along the 51° of latutide. The region extends some 55 km/ 34 miles north and south of Dresden. About 100 km/62 miles to the north are a few patches of vines not far from Wittenberg, where Martin Luther posted his famous theses in 1517.

Major town(s): Dresden, Meissen, Radebeul. 

Climate: Continental, with warm, dry summers and cold winters.

Soil types: The steepest slopes are of weathered granite and gneiss, with loess or sand deposits in some of the vineyards.

Vineyard area (2003): 446 ha / 1,102 acres · 2 districts · 4 collective vineyard sites · 17 individual sites 

Grape varieties [white 85% · red 15%] (2003): Müller-Thurgau (20.9%), Riesling (15.9%), Weissburgunder (12.6%), Grauburgunder, Traminer, Kerner, Elbling and Scheurebe, as well as a small quantity of the specialty Goldriesling, are the most important white varieties. Spätburgunder and Dornfelder are the primary red varieties.

Marketing: Most of the region's vines are tended by part-time wine-growers who deliver their crop to the regional cooperative cellars in Meissen. There are a handful of private wine estates that produce and sell their own wine. The state-owned cellars in historic Schloss Wackerbarth (1730) in Radebeul and the region's oldest estate at Schloss Proschwitz (privately owned) are Sachsen's largest estates. Saxon wines are rarities, available in very limited quantities, and nearly all are consumed locally. 

Signposted routes through wine country: Sächsische Weinstrasse (driving), which is also the starting point for many a Wanderweg durch die Weinberge (hiking trail through the vineyards) · Elberadweg (cycling



Weinbauverband Sachsen e.V.

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