Single location in the municipality Bernkastel (area Bernkastel) in the German growing area Moselle, The unclear name derives from an unverifiable legend. The Archbishop of Trier Boemund II (1354-1362) lay in 1360 on the castle Landshut badly feverishly low. No medication helped and all medical art was in vain. After all, he was allegedly cured by drinking two bottles of Bernkasteler wine. As a sign that the wine was "the true doctor", the vineyard was given the privilege of being able to call itself the "Bernkasteler Doctor" from now on. The name probably came into being in the 17th century, when the Spiritual Counselor Heinrich Linden 1677 inherited the vineyard. However, it is proven that King Edward VII (1841-1910) drank of Britain as "medicine".
In 1900, Kommerzialrat Carl Wegeler bought the sparkling wine cellar as co-owner Deinhardstein, for the then enormous sum of 100 gold marks per vine or square meter one-third of the vineyard including de wines in the cellar. Other prominent wine lovers include Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), later US President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967). It is documented that the Adenauer delegation carried bottles of the 1950s Bernkasteler Doctor Spätlese on their trip to Moscow in September 1955, which were served at lunch in the talks on September 11 and as gifts to the USSR politicians Bulganin, Khrushchev and Molotov were handed over.
The aligned south to southwest vineyard in 125 to 200 meters above sea level covers only 3.5 hectares of vineyards. With 65 to 70% Tilt he counts among the steepest vineyards Germany. Therefore, the management is only possible by hand. On stony-loamy Devonian slate weathering soil with a high proportion of fine soil, there is a good water balance. Here is only Riesling for the most part ungrafted cultured. Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Privy Councilor J. Wegeler Erben, J. Lauerburg, Wwe. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burggraef and Wwe. H. Thanisch Erben Thanisch, The winery Imperial Count von Kesselstatt has leased a few parcels of Privy Councilor J. Wegeler Erben.
The picture shows the community Bernkastel-Kues (Bernkastel area) with its eleven individual layers Old bathhouse at the Doctorberg. Bratenhöfchen Doctor, dig, Johannisbrünnchen, Kardinalsberg, Lay, Matheisbildchen, Rosenberg, Schlossberg, Stephanus-Rosengärtchen and Weisenstein.