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Country in the southwest of Germany with almost 20,000 km², which was created in 1946 by the union of the southern part of the Prussian Rhine Province, the Bavarian government district of Palatinate and western parts of Hesse. A total of six of the 13 German growing regions are located here; these are Ahr. middle Rhine. Moselle. Near. palatinate and Rheinhessen, Most of the vineyards are located on the slopes of the vineyards waters or rivers Ahr Lahn Moselle. Near. Rhine, Ruwer and Saar, as well as tributaries. In 2018, the vineyards of these cultivation areas covered a total of 64,380 hectares, which are cultivated by around 7,500 vineyards (larger than 0.5 ha). Every year around six million hectoliters grape to Wine. sparkling wine and also other products processed. With almost two thirds of the total vine area, around 50% of all winegrowing companies, around two thirds of the wine produced in Germany and around 90% of the German wine export, Rhineland-Palatinate is clearly the No. 1 German wine country, although the land area is only less than 6%. accounts.

Rhineland Palatinate - map, coat of arms and Reichsburg Cochem with vineyards

The special status of wine is documented by a folk crown made from vine leaves on the national coat of arms. The Rhineland-Palatinate Chamber of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Winegrowing each year award the best wines and sect from the six growing areas, which are presented in the vaulted hall of the Electoral Palace in Mainz. Are owned by the country State wine-growing domain Oppenheim. State winegrowing domain Trier. State winery Bad Kreuznach, Moselle State Winery and State Winery with Johannitergut Neustadt-Mußbach ad Weinstraße.

Rhineland-Palatinate - winning wines 2018

The capital Mainz is a member of Great Wine Capitals Global Network - a worldwide wine town network. The 85 km long route leads through the country German Wine Route, the oldest tourist street in Germany. The series of events is held annually CINEMA VINO organized with the aim of linking the two cultural areas of cinema and winemaking as an integral part of Rhineland-Palatinate wine marketing. In 1990 the association became Controlled environmentally friendly viticulture in Rhineland-Palatinate founded, which obliges the member companies to take appropriate measures in the vineyard with annual checks.

Map and coat of arms: From Rhineland-Palatinate - PDF file , public domain, link
Cochem: © Steffen Schmitz ( Carschten ) / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DE or Free Art License , Link
Winner wines: © LWK RLP (Chamber of Agriculture Rhineland-Palatinate)

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