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That after a tributary of the Rhine named cultivation area lies in the federal state Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany, The Ahr rises in the Eifel and flows south of Bonn in the Rhine. The vineyards cover 563 hectares of vineyards 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 year 2014, a significant decision was made in the Ahr valley ecologically environmentally friendly, sustainable Viticulture hit. As the first wine region in Germany is nationwide on the use of insecticides waived. At the "Gourmet & Wine" series of events, restaurateurs and top winegrowers work together to bring culinary delights into harmony with art and culture.
Climate and soil
In the upper region between Altenahr and Marienthal, slate weathering soils predominate in the narrow valley areas. Here the vineyards reach almost to the river. In the lower region between Walporzheim and Heimersheim there are mainly loess clay soils mixed with stone weathering. In the steep terraced vineyards Shales, rocks and vineyard walls made of slate and greywacke store the heat of the sun and give it back to the vines at night, creating a mild, Mediterranean micro climate with relatively high temperatures.
Area, municipalities and locations
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:
Compared to 2009, there were no major changes. Although the Ahr Valley is the northernmost German wine-growing region, more than four-fifths of red wines are cultivated here. It dominates the Pinot Noir (Pinot Noir) with two-thirds of the total area. The supremacy also underlines the "Ahr-Rotweinstraße" and the parallel "red wine trail". Status 2018 (0 = less than 0.5 ha):