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Josephshöfer

Vineyard in the municipality of Graach (Bernkastel area) in the German wine-growing region Moselle, In terms of wine law, there are none Single Location but a single layer free Gemarkung, It was first mentioned in the 10th century. The name derives from the single farm settlement Josephshof located just outside and northwest of Graach, which was a former monastery estate. The estate belonged to the St. Martin Abbey in Trier for almost a millennium, which is why it is still called the “Merteshof” today. In the course of secularization under Kaiser Napoleon (1769-1821) Matthias Joseph Hain from Trier bought the property for 247 guilders in 1803 and gave it its current name. His son-in-law Mohr sold the estate for 58,000 thaler to the Count of Kesselstatt. The vineyard has been in the monopoly of Imperial Count von Kesselstatt,

Josephshöfer - Graach (Bernkastel, Mosel)

It is said that this vineyard is also the first time that the Hungarian method of producing a wine is to be found on the Moselle outbreak be successful. The south-facing vineyard at 120 to 170 meters above sea level with a slope of 50 to 70% encompasses 5.7 hectares of vineyards on deep, stony Devonian slate weathering soil with a high proportion of fine earth. It lies between the Wehlener sundial and the Graacher Domprobst, Only the variety is used here Riesling cultured. The wine is marketed as "Josephshöfer" (without Graach), which documents the special position.

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