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The cultivation area with a vineyard of 557 hectares lies in the federal state Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany, Historically secured here is the wine growing attributable to the Franks from the 8th century. The cultivation area is after a western tributary of the Rhine named. The Ahr rises in the Eifel and flows south of Bonn in the Rhine. The vineyards are located on south facing steep slopes in the lower and middle part of the deeply cut river valley over a length of about 25 kilometers. In the upper region between Altenahr and Marienthal, slate weathering prevails in the narrow valley areas. In this narrow valley, the vineyards reach almost to the river. In the lower region between Walporzheim and Heimersheim loess clay soils prevail, which are offset by stone weathering. In the steep terraced areas, soils, rocks and vineyard walls made of slate and greywacke store the sun's heat and release it to the vines at night, creating a mild, Mediterranean microclimate with relatively high temperatures. The only area is called Walporzheim-Ahrtal , which consists of the only large estate Klosterberg with a total of 43 individual layers. The viticulture communities with their individual layers are:
In the spring of 2014, a significant decision was made in the Ahr Valley ecologically environmentally friendly, sustainable Viticulture hit. As the first wine region in Germany is namely nationwide on the use of insecticides waived. On April 19th, around 500 winemakers were on their way to their vineyards, bringing in around 200,000 RAK dispensers - a product related to the disrupter mittles pheromones,
Although Ahr is the northernmost German wine-growing region, 85% of red wines are cultivated here. It dominates the Pinot Noir (Pinot Noir) with over 60%. The supremacy also underlines the "Ahr-Rotweinstraße" and the parallel "red wine trail". Former Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) received his red wines from some wineries. At the "Gourmet & Wine" series of events, restaurateurs and top winegrowers work together to bring culinary delights into harmony with art and culture. The grape variety level 2009 (0 = less than 0.5 ha):