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Ahr

That after a tributary of the Rhine named growing area is in the state Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany, The Ahr rises in the Eifel and flows south of Bonn into the Rhine. The vineyards cover 563 hectares of vineyards on steep slopes facing south in the lower and middle part of the deeply cut river valley over a length of about 25 kilometers. In 2014, an important decision was made in the Ahr Valley ecologically environmentally friendly, sustainable Winegrowing hit. As the first wine region in Germany, the use of insecticides waived. In the “Gourmet & Wine” series of events, restaurateurs work with top winemakers and bring culinary delights in harmony with art and culture.

Map of the Ahr region

Climate and soil

In the upper region between Altenahr and Marienthal, slate weathering soils predominate in the narrow valley areas. Here the vineyards reach almost to the river. In the lower region between Walporzheim and Heimersheim there are mainly loess clay soils with stone weathering. In the steep terraced vineyards Soils, rocks and vineyard walls made of slate and greywacke store the heat of the sun, give it back to the vines at night and thus create a mild, Mediterranean micro climate with relatively high temperatures.

Area, municipalities and locations

The only area is called Walporzheim-Ahrtal , which consists of the only large area of Klosterberg with a total of 43 individual layers. The winegrowing communities with their individual layers are:

Blend

There have been no major changes since 2009. Although the Ahr Valley is the northernmost wine-growing region in Germany, over four fifths of red wine varieties are cultivated here. The Pinot Noir (Pinot Noir) dominates with two thirds of the total area. The supremacy also underlines the "Ahr-Rotweinstraße" and the parallel "Rotwein-Wanderweg". Status 2018 (0 = less than 0.5 ha):

vine
German main name
In Germany
Common synonyms
colour hectare
2018
% -
Ant
hectare
2009
Pinot Noir
included Samtrot
Pinot Noir, Blauer S., Pinot Noir
Blue Pinot Noir clone velvet red
red 368 65.4 343
Riesling White Riesling, Rheinriesling White 46 8.2 44
Frühburgunder Blauer Frühburgunder, Clevner red 35 6.2 36
regent - red 18 3.2 19
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Pinot Blanc White 18 3.2 10
Portuguese Blue Portuguese red 17 3.0 41
Müller-Thurgau Rivaner, Riesling-Sylvaner White 14 2.5 15
Dornfelder - red 10 1.8 17
Domina - red 9 1.6 10
Ruländer Pinot gris, Pinot Gris White 8th 1.4 3
Solaris - White 3 0.5 1
Acolon - red 2 0.4 3
Chardonnay - White 2 0.4 0
dark fields - red 2 0.4 2
Blue Zweigelt Zweigelt, Rotburger red 1 0.2 1
Cabernet Cortis - red 1 0.2 -
Cabernet Mitos - red 1 0.2 1
Cabernet Sauvignon - red 1 0.2 1
Dakapo - red 1 0.2 1
Johanniter - White 1 0.2 0
Kerner - White 1 0.2 2
Ortega - White 1 0.2 1
Rotberger - red 1 0.2 1
Sauvignon Blanc - White 1 0.2 -
Würzer - White 1 0.2 0
Cabernet Cubin - red 0 - -
Cabernet Dorsa - red 0 - -
Cabernet Franc - red 0 - 0
Cabertin - red 0 - -
Hegel - White 0 - 1
Huxelrebe - White 0 - 0
Merlot - red 0 - 1
monarch - red 0 - -
Müllerrebe Meunier, Pinot Meunier red 0 - 0
Muscaris - White 0 - -
Neronet - red 0 - -
Palas - red 0 - 0
Pinotin - red 0 - -
Red traminer Traminer / Gewurztraminer White 0 - 0
Saint Laurent St. Laurent red 0 - 0
Saphira - White 0 - -
Sauvignier Gris - White 0 - -
Bacchus - White - - 0
otherwise. white varieties - White 0 - 1
otherwise. red varieties - red 0 - 1
WHITE VARIETIES 96 17.1 79
RED VARIETIES 467 82.9 478
TOTAL 563 100 557


producers

In the municipality of Mayschoß was founded in 1868 Mayschoß-Altenahr wine cooperative one of the oldest Winzergenossenschaften the world emerged. Other well-known producers are Adeneuer. Ahrweiler Winegrowers Association eG. Ahr Winzer eG. Bertram Julia. Castle garden. Deutzerhof. Heiner & Kreuzberg. Jean Stodden. Kreuzberg. Creep Peter. Maibachfarm. Meyer Näkel. Nelles Thomas. Riske Erwin. Riske Reinhold. Sermann-Kreuzberg. Weingut Sonnenberg and Wine-growing cooperative Walporzheim, The former German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) bought his red wines from some wineries.

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