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Kallmuth

single vineyard in Homburg am Main, district of the market town of Triefenstein (Maindreieck area) on the left bank of the Main in the German cultivation area of Franconia. The name goes back to the Celtic "Calemont", which means a "bare mountain" or "hot mountain" and refers to the sparse vegetation on the summits. The vineyard was planted as early as the 9th century, probably by Benedictine monks. It was first mentioned in documents in 1102 with the founding of Triefenstein Monastery. During the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), the Swedes plundered the monastery in 1631. At that time, over 100,000 litres of wine (approx. 150 Fuder à 720 litres) were stored in the cellars there, a large part of which may have come from the Kallmuth. The last provost of Triefenstein, Melchior Zösch (1725-1802), had the retaining walls in the vineyard built at the end of the 18th century.

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