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Zurich

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Canton with the eponymous capital in the northeast of the Switzerland, Viticulture was already here in the 9th century by the Benedictine founded on the Rheinau Rheinau and developed into an important economic sector. At the end of the 19th century, more than 20,000 winegrowers cultivated 5,600 hectares of vineyards. By phylloxera Emigration, industrialization and urbanization, there has been a tremendous decline. Today, the vineyards cover only 644 hectares of vineyards that belong to the wine region German Switzerland counting. Zurich is divided into five areas with over 90 municipalities.

In 2009, the Lake Zurich area was classified as AOC. It covers three cantons, that is Zurich (with the municipalities of Au, Herrliberg, Küsnacht, Männedorf, Meilen, Stäfa, Uetikon am See, Wädenswil and Zurich), Schwyz (with Freienbach and Nuolen) and St. Gallen (with Rapperswil-Jona and Uznach). The other four areas are Limmattal & Säuliamt with Buchs, Oberengstringen, Oetwil, Otelfingen, Unterengstringen and Weiningen; Unterland & Rafzerfeld with Bülach, Eglisau, Embrach, Freienstein-Teufen, Kloten, Oberembrach, Rafz, Regensdorf, Weiach and Will, as well as in the canton Schaffhausen lying communities Buchberg and Rüdlingen; Wine country between Winterthur and Schaffhausen with Andelfingen, Benken, mountain at the Irchel, running Uhwiesen, Neftenbach, upper trunk home, Ossingen, Rheinau, Trüllikon, Truttikon, Unterstammheim, Wiesendangen and Winterthur; as well as Oberland with Greifensee, Hirnwil, Maur and Uster. The great waters exerts a positive, climate-regulating influence on viticulture.

About two-thirds of red wines are cultivated. From the place Stäfa on the lake of Zurich comes the Pinot Mariafeld, a widespread in Switzerland special clone of Pinot Noir (here Pinot Noir); others are Gamaret, Garanoir and Dornfelder. One third of the white varieties Riesling x Sylvaner (Müller-Thurgau), Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc are grown. The very old sort Räuschling (also Zürirebe) is also increasingly cultivated again. In Wädenswil Lake Zurich is home to the well-known Weinbauinstitut, whose first director is Dr. Ing. Hermann Müller-Thurgau (1850-1927) was. About half of the production is done by wine cooperatives. Well-known producers are Bruppach, Landolt, Lüthi, Pircher, Rebhalde Schwarzenbach, VOLG (Verband Ostschweiz. Agricultural Cooperatives), Staatskellerei Zürich and doubt,

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