Single location in the municipality of Bernkastel (Bernkastel area) in the German growing region Moselle, The ambiguous name is derived from a non-verifiable legend. The Archbishop of Trier Boemund II (1354-1362) lay down in 1360 at Landshut Castle with a severe fever. No medication helped and all medical art was in vain. After all, he was allegedly healed by enjoying two bottles of Bernkastel wine. As a sign that the wine was “the real doctor”, the elector granted the vineyard the privilege of being allowed to call himself “Bernkasteler Doctor” from now on. However, the name probably only came about in the 17th century when the spiritual council of Dr. Heinrich Linden inherited the vineyard in 1677. However, it is documented that King Edward VII (1841-1910) of Great Britain drank it as "medicine".
In 1900, Commercial Councilor Carl Wegeler bought as a co-owner of the sparkling wine producer Deinhardstein, for the then enormous sum of 100 gold marks per vine or square meter a third of the vine area including the wine in the cellar. Other prominent wine lovers included Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), the later US President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) and the German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967). It has been documented that the Adenauer delegation carried bottles of the 1950s Bernkasteler Doctor Spätlese on their trip to Moscow in September 1955, which were included in the talks on September 11 at lunch and as gifts for the USSR politicians Bulganin, Khrushchev and Molotov were handed over.
The vineyard oriented south to southwest at 125 to 200 meters above sea level covers only 3.5 hectares of vineyards. With 65 to 70% Tilt he is one of the steepest vineyards Germany. Therefore, management is only possible by hand. A good water balance exists on stony-loamy Devon slate weathering soil with a high proportion of fine earth. Only Riesling becomes the majority here ungrafted cultured. The vineyards, for example, have a share in the situation Privy Councilor J. Wegeler Heirs, J. Lauerburg, Wwe.Dr. H. Thanisch heirs Müller-Burggraef and Wwe.Dr. H. Than Heirs Than, The winery Imperial Count von Kesselstatt has leased some parcels from Privy Councilor J. Wegeler's heirs.
The picture shows the community Bernkastel-Kues (Bernkastel area) with its eleven individual layers Old bath room on Doctorberg. Bratenhöfchen Doctor dig, Johannisbrünnchen, Cardinal Mountain, Lay, Maths picture, Rosenberg, Schlossberg, Stephanus rose garden and Weisenstein.