In the catchment area of the capital of Germany there was a viticulture in the Middle Ages, which was mainly founded by the Cistercian monasteries, but which came to a complete standstill. Among other things, wine was cultivated on the 66-meter-high Kreuzberg (originally "Tempelhofer Berg" or "Götzescher Weinberg") from the 15th to the middle of the 18th century. In 1740, a severe frost caused all the vines in the Berlin area to freeze to death and they were not replaced. An attempt at revival was made in 1968, when the partner community of Wiesbaden donated white wine vines from Neroberg to the district of Kreuzberg. In 1975, the Rhine-Hessian community of Ingelheim followed with Pinot Noir. Since then, on the southern slope of the Kreuzberg, wine has again been grown in a nursery in the Methfesselstrasse. The varieties Riesling, Kerner,Pinot Noir and Blauer Portugieser are cultivated. The wine is matured in the Wiesbaden district of Mainz-Kostheim (Riesling, Kerner) and Ingelheim (Pinot Noir, Portuguese) and is called "Kreuz-Neroberger".
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