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Royal vineyard

Single location in Pillnitz-Saxony

Single location in the municipality Pillnitz in the German growing area Saxony, The aspiration of the mountain began in 1792 with vines from Burgundy. The vineyard was to be prepared as a sample vineyard for Saxon winegrowing. He was in possession of the Saxon royal house. After until around the end of the 19th century, the plagues imported from America mildew and phylloxera had destroyed a large part of the vine, here the viticulture was abandoned. Only in 1980 was carried out by organized in a club "recreational winemakers" a revival. The southwest facing vineyards with 15 to 40% slope Tilt cover 22 hectares of vineyards. The soils consist of weathered twiglimmer granodiorite with quartz and on the slope foot gravel, sand and clay. Here are among others the white wine varieties Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) and Traminer cultured. A special feature of the vineyard is the vineyard church "Zum heiligen Geist", built in 1725. Shares in the situation have, for example, the producers Rogge, Saxon WG Meissen and Zimmerling,

Royal Vineyard - Portait of Frederick II and Vineyard with Belvedere and Dragon House in 1772

Vineyard Frederick II in Potsdam-Brandenburg

Under the Prussian King Frederick II (1712-1786) was years 1769 on the southern slope of the Klausberg in the park Sanssouci in Potsdam ( Brandenburg ) created a spacious nursery. The fruit or vineyard was divided into six broad terraces with retaining walls and was planted until 1746 with foreign fruit and grape varieties. This was revived or revitalized in 2006. See below Frederick II

Villa della Regina

Vineyard in Turin (Piedmont); see below Villa della Regina,

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