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Marcobrunn

Single location in the municipality of Erbach in the German growing region Rheingau, The name goes back to the 13th century and is reminiscent of the “Markenburne” fountain on the boundary between Erbach and Hattenheim. In 1810, a strange border dispute between the two municipalities arose, which is still visible today. The municipality of Erbach had the following inscription carved in stone on its side of the fountain: Marcobrunn municipality of Erbach . The Hattenheimers write on their side of the fountain in response: It is right, it should be that way. The water for Erbach, the wine for Hattenheim . The name Marcobrunn was already a hallmark of quality in the 18th century and was already mentioned on bottle labels in 1726.

Single layer Marcobrunn in Erbach in the Rheingau

Prominent visitors to this single location were the third US President Thomas, who was then working as an ambassador in France at the time Jefferson (1743-1826), the Shakespeare translator August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767-1845), the poet prince Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) and the writer Theodor Fontane (1819-1898). The latter made the wine a prosaic declaration of love: It is wonderful what a puff the heart can take if you can parry every stroke with a bottle of Marcobrunn . The south-facing vineyards at 90 to 100 meters above sea level with a slope of 5 to 25% comprise over seven hectares of vineyards on mica-bearing loess soils, some of which have a high lime content. There is an excellent underground water supply. Here is mainly the variety Riesling cultured. The vineyards, for example, have a share in the situation Baron Knyphausen. Baron Langwerth von Simmern. Hessian state wineries. Young Jakob. Oetinger. Rüdesheimer Sektkellerei Ohlig. Reinhartshausen Castle and Schönborn Castle,

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