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Bockstein

single vineyard in the municipality of Ockfen (Saar area) in the German Moselle wine-growing region. It lies on the Ockfener Bach, a tributary of the Saar, directly above the municipality. Findings point to winegrowing in Roman times. There are two interpretations of the origin of the name "Ockfener Bockstein". The first goes back to the billy goat, whose fertility and procreative power was a symbol of the Dionysus cult. As billy goats often caused considerable damage in vineyards, they were sacrificed to the god at festivals, the so-called Dionysia, and often found their way into vineyard names. The second interpretation is more recent. In earlier times, a "Baron von Bock" worked as a hunter in the state forest of Trier. His residence was a group of rocks on the ridge of the Lage. In the vernacular, this was called "the Bock's stone", from which the name of the site developed. The site was formerly owned by the Prussian kings.

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