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Bockstein

Single location in the municipality of Ockfen (Saar area) in the German growing region Moselle, Finds indicate viticulture in Roman times. There are two interpretations about the origin of the name "Ockfener Bockstein". The first goes back to the billy goat, whose fertility and fertility are a symbol of the Dionysus cult was. Since billy goats often caused considerable damage in vineyards, they were sacrificed to God in the so-called Dionysia and were often found in vineyard names. The second interpretation is more recent. In the past, a "Freiherr von Bock" was active as a hunter in the state forest of Trier. Its residence was a group of rocks on the ridge of the site. In the vernacular, this was called "the buck his stone", from which the location name then developed. The location was formerly owned by the Prussian kings.

The vineyards, which face south in the western part, in the central and in some eastern plots to the southwest, and on the eastern edge to the south at 180 to 320 meters above sea level with 35 to 60% slope, comprise 53 hectares of vineyards. The stony-creepy and skeleton-rich Devon slate and Grauwacke weathering floors are interspersed with quartzist sandstone and in places yellowish fine earth. A forest on the ridge provides excellent protection against cold fall winds. Here is mainly the variety Riesling mostly still Moselle pile education ( Single pile education ) cultivated. The vineyards, for example, have a share in the situation Dr. fisherman. Dr. Heinz Wagner. Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken. Mertes Johann Peter. Molitor. Nik Weis - St. Urbans-Hof. Othegraven. Imperial Count von Kesselstatt and Weinhof Herrenberg,

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