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Marcobrunn

Single location in the municipality Erbach in the German growing area Rheingau, The name goes back to the 13th century and is reminiscent of the fountain "Markenburne" on the boundary between Erbach and Hattenheim. In 1810, a curious border dispute between the two communities arose, which is still visible today. The municipality Erbach had namely on its side of the well the following inscription in stone: Marcobrunn community Erbach . The Hattenheimer write in response to their side of the well: so it is right, so it should be. For Erbach the water, for Hattenheim the wine . The name Marcobrunn was already in the 18th century a quality mark and was already cited in 1726 on bottle labels.

Single location Marcobrunn in Erbach in the Rheingau

Prominent visitors of this single location were at that time in France as ambassadors and later third US President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the Shakespeare translator August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767-1845), the poet laureate Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) and the writer Theodor Fontane (1819-1898). The latter made a prosaic declaration of love to the wine: it is wonderful, what a puff the heart can handle, if you can parry every blow with a bottle of Marcobrunn . The south-facing vineyards in 90 to 100 meters above sea level with 5 to 25% slope cover over seven hectares of vineyards on mica-leading loess clay soils with some high lime content. There is an excellent underground water supply. Here is mainly the variety Riesling cultivated. Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Baron Knyphausen. Baron Langwerth von Simmern. Hessian state vineyards. Young Jacob. Oetinger. Rüdesheim sparkling wine Ohlig. Castle Reinhartshausen and Castle Schönborn,

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