In the catchment area of the capital of Germany There was one in the Middle Ages especially through the Cistercian monasteries justified viniculture which came to a complete standstill. Among other things, wine was cultivated on the 66 meter high Kreuzberg (originally "Tempelhofer Berg" or "Götzescher Weinberg") from the 15th to the middle of the 18th century. In 1740 left a stricter frost all the vines in the Berlin area freeze, which were not replaced. There was a revival attempt in 1968, when the partner municipality Wiesbaden the district Kreuzberg from Nerobergbahn originating white wine vines donated. In 1975, the Rhine Hessian community Ingelheim followed with Spätburgunder. Since then, wine has been grown on the southern slope of the Kreuzberg in a nursery in the Methfesselstraße. It will be the varieties Riesling. Kerner, Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) and Blue Portuguese cultured. The wine is in the Wiesbaden district Mainz-Kostheim (Riesling, Kerner), and Ingelheim (Pinot Noir, Portuguese) expanded and referred to as "Kreuz-Neroberger".
The first harvest in 1970 was only 11 bottles, and since 1991 700 to 800 kg of grapes have produced around 700 bottles of 0.375 l. The district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg dispenses the wine in small quantities against a donation of at least 10 euros. The wine is popularly referred to as "flag wine". This is due to a statement of the satirist Adolf Glaßbrenner, due to the low Most weight between 71 and 76 ° Oe the following statement is ascribed: "If one tilts one eighth of an eighth over the flag, the entire regiment gathers." The total holdings in Berlin comprise about 1,500 vines in some districts of the city. Other Berlin wines also produced in Wiesbaden and Ingelheim include "Rixdorfer Weinmeister", "Humboldthainer", as well as the "Wilmersdorfer Rheingauperle" (Riesling, Ehrenfelser) and "Wilmersdorfer Teufelströpchen" from the eponymous Teufelsberg, originating from vines in the district of Wilmersdorf. These wines are given away on official occasions. See also below Brandenburg (located in the center of Berlin).