In the catchment area of the capital of Germany, there was winegrowing in the Middle Ages, founded mainly by the Cistercian monasteries, but it came to a complete standstill. Among other places, wine was grown on the 66-metre-high Kreuzberg (originally "Tempelhofer Berg" or "Götzescher Weinberg") from the 15th to the middle of the 18th century. In 1740, a severe frost froze all the vines in the Berlin area, which were never replaced. There was a revival attempt in 1968 when the partner municipality of Wiesbaden donated white wine vines originating from the Neroberg to the Kreuzberg district. In 1975, the Rhine-Hessian municipality of Ingelheim followed suit with Pinot Noir. Since then, vines have been grown again on the southern slope of the Kreuzberg in a nursery in Methfesselstraße. The varieties Riesling, Kerner, Pinot Noir and Blauer Portugieser are cultivated. The wine is vinified in the Wiesbaden district of Mainz-Kostheim (Riesling, Kerner), or Ingelheim (Pinot Noir, Portugieser) and is called "Kreuz-Neroberger".
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