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The cultivation area with a vineyard of 557 hectares lies in the federal state Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany, Historically secured here is the wine growing attributable to the Franks from the 8th century. The cultivation area is after a western tributary of the Rhine named. The Ahr rises in the Eifel and flows south of Bonn in the Rhine. The vineyards are located on south facing steep slopes in the lower and middle part of the deeply cut river valley over a length of about 25 kilometers. In the upper region between Altenahr and Marienthal, slate weathering prevails in the narrow valley areas. In this narrow valley, the vineyards reach almost to the river. In the lower region between Walporzheim and Heimersheim loess clay soils prevail, which are offset by stone weathering. In the steep terraced areas, soils, rocks and vineyard walls made of slate and greywacke store the sun's heat and release it to the vines at night, creating a mild, Mediterranean microclimate with relatively high temperatures. The only area is called Walporzheim-Ahrtal , which consists of the only large estate Klosterberg with a total of 43 individual layers. The viticulture communities with their individual layers are:

Map of the growing area Ahr

In the municipality Mayschoß is in the year 1868 with establishment of the Winzergenossenschaft Mayschoß-Altenahr one of the oldest Winzergenossenschaften originated in the world. Other well-known producers are Adeneuer. Ahrweiler Winegrowers Association eG. Ahr winegrower eG. Bertram Julia. Castle garden. Deutzerhof. Heiner & Kreuzberg. Jean Stodden. Kreuzberg. Crawl Peter. Maibachfarm. Meyer Näkel. Nelles Thomas. Riske Erwin. Riske Reinhold. Sermann-Kreuzberg. Winery Sonnenberg and Winzergenossenschaft Walporzheim,

In the spring of 2014, a significant decision was made in the Ahr Valley ecologically environmentally friendly, sustainable Viticulture hit. As the first wine region in Germany is namely nationwide on the use of insecticides waived. On April 19th, around 500 winemakers were on their way to their vineyards, bringing in around 200,000 RAK dispensers - a product related to the disrupter mittles pheromones,

Although Ahr is the northernmost German wine-growing region, 85% of red wines are cultivated here. It dominates the Pinot Noir (Pinot Noir) with over 60%. The supremacy also underlines the "Ahr-Rotweinstraße" and the parallel "red wine trail". Former Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) received his red wines from some wineries. At the "Gourmet & Wine" series of events, restaurateurs and top winegrowers work together to bring culinary delights into harmony with art and culture. The grape variety level 2009 (0 = less than 0.5 ha):

German main name
In Germany
common synonyms
colour hectare
% -
Pinot Noir
included Samtrot
Pinot Noir, Blue S., Pinot Noir
Blue Pinot Noir clone velvet red
red 343 61.7
Riesling White Riesling, Rhine Riesling White 44 7.9
Portuguese Blue Portuguese red 41 7.3
Frühburgunder Blue Frühburgunder, Clevner red 36 6.5
regent - red 19 3.4
Dornfelder - red 17 3.0
Müller-Thurgau Rivaner, Riesling Sylvaner White 15 2.7
Domina - red 10 1.7
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Pinot Blanc White 10 1.8
Acolon - red 3 0.5
Ruländer Pinot gris, Pinot Gris White 3 0.5
dark fields - red 2 0.4
Kerner - White 2 0.4
Blue Zweigelt Zweigelt, Rotburger red 1 0.2
Cabernet Mitos - red 1 0.2
Cabernet Sauvignon - red 1 0.2
Dakapo - red 1 0.2
Hegel - White 1 0.2
Merlot - red 1 0.2
Ortega - White 1 0.2
Rotberger - red 1 0.2
Solaris - White 1 0.2
Bacchus - White 0 -
Cabernet Franc - red 0 -
Chardonnay - White 0 -
Huxelrebe - White 0 -
Johanniter - White 0 -
Müllerrebe Meunier, Pinot Meunier red 0 -
Palas - red 0 -
Red Traminer Traminer / Gewurztraminer White 0 -
Saint Laurent St. Laurent red 0 -
Würzer - White 0 -
otherwise. white varieties - White 1 0.2
otherwise red varieties - red 1 0.2
TOTAL 557 100

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