In the catchment area of the capital of Germany there was one in the Middle Ages mainly through the Cistercian monasteries justified viniculture, which came to a complete standstill. Among other things, wine was grown on the 66 meter high Kreuzberg (originally “Tempelhofer Berg” or “Götzescher Weinberg”) from the 15th to the middle of the 18th century. In 1740 a strict one frost all vines in the Berlin area that are no longer replaced freeze to death. There was a resuscitation attempt in 1968 when the partner community of Wiesbaden dated Kreuzberg from Nerobergbahn donated white wine vines. In 1975 the Rheinhessische community Ingelheim followed with Pinot Noir. Since then, wine has been grown in a nursery on Methfesselstrasse on the southern slope of Kreuzberg. There will be varieties Riesling. Kerner, Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) and Blue Portuguese cultured. The wine is aged in the Wiesbaden district of Mainz-Kostheim (Riesling, Kerner) and Ingelheim (Pinot Noir, Portuguese) and is known as the "Kreuz-Neroberger".
The first harvest was only 11 bottles in 1970, since 1991 around 700 bottles of 0.375 l have been produced from 700 to 800 kg of grapes. The district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg sells the wine in small quantities for a donation of at least 10 euros. The wine is popularly referred to as "flag wine". This goes back to a statement by the satirist Adolf Glaßbrenner, due to the low Most weight between 71 and 76 ° Oe the following statement is attributed: "If you flip an eighth eighth over the flag, the janze regiment contracts." The total stock in Berlin comprises around 1,500 vines in some parts of the city. Other Berlin wines also produced in Wiesbaden and Ingelheim are "Rixdorfer Weinmeister", "Humboldthainer", as well as "Wilmersdorfer Rheingauperle" (Riesling, Ehrenfelser) and "Wilmersdorfer Teufelströpchen" from the eponymous Teufelsberg originating from vines in the Wilmersdorf district. These wines are given away on official occasions. See also under Brandenburg (located in the center of Berlin).