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Ockfener Bockstein

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Single vineyard in the municipality of Ockfen (Saar area) in the German wine-growing region of Mosel. It is located on the Ockfener Bach, a tributary of the Saar, directly above the community. Findings point to viticulture 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 during the so-called Dionysia...

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