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Calmont

World-famous single vineyard between the two municipalities of Bremm and Eller (Cochem Castle area) in the German Moselle wine-growing region. Excavations on the Calmont Ridge prove that viticulture was already practised here by the Romans at the turn of the century. A Roman mountain sanctuary from the second century was located on the mountain. From 2005 onwards, extensive archaeological excavations were carried out; the Gallo-Roman temple was reconstructed and rebuilt. The Roman poet Venantius Fortunatus (530-610) described the Calmont in a poem during a Moselle boat trip around 588. Perhaps the poet Ausonius (310-395) also knew of this vineyard. The name goes back either to the Latin "calvus mons" (bare mountain, rock) or "calidus mons" (hot mountain), or to the Celtic "kal" (hard = Felsenberg). Other Bremmer single vineyards are Abtei Klosterstuben, Calmont, Frauenberg, Laurentiusberg and Schlemmertröpfchen.

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