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Moselle

The production area is located in Rhineland-Palatinate and to a small extent in Saarland in Germany. The river Moselle meanders over 237 km on its way from Trier to Koblenz, but the linear distance is only 96 km. The vineyards cover 8,798 hectares of vines, which stretch along the Moselle from its headwaters in the Vosges mountains on the border with Luxembourg to its confluence with the Rhine near Koblenz, as well as along its two tributaries, the Saar and the Ruwer. These three rivers gave the old name Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, which was valid until 2007. The oldest vineyards in Germany are located on the upper Moselle, where the Romans were already cultivating wine in the 1st century BC and founded the town of Augusta Treverorum, today's Trier, in 15 BC. In Piesport and Erden you can still see the remains of old Roman presses. The Neumagen wine ship also points out the Roman wine culture. The two Roman poets Ausonius (310-395) and Venantius Fortunatus (530-610) described the beauty of the landscape during boat trips on the Moselle. In the Middle Ages, the Benedictine order owned many vineyards along the banks of the three rivers, as evidenced by many individual vineyard names

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