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Regarding the influence on vineyards or vineyards see under waters.

Mosel - Gemeinden Wolf und Kröv (Bernkastel, Mosel)

The first vineyards in Europe were established in the first millennium of the Common Era, primarily along rivers or on their often terraced slopes. These were also very important for the wine trade in ancient times. The Romans used two main routes for transporting wine in amphorae. One ran along the Garonne from the south of France in the Languedoc-Roussillon region to Toulouse and on to Bordeaux and the Atlantic, the other from Arles on the Mediterranean upstream along the Rhône to Lyon, from there along the tributary Saône and overland to the Moselle to the Rhine and along this to the North Sea. Waters such as rivers, seas and lakes have a positive effect on viticulture in several respects and thus contribute to the so-called viticultural suitability. This refers to the suitability of an area for quality viticulture.

Gewässer - Rhein zwischen Bingen (Rheinhessen) und Assmannshausen (Rheingau)

The picture shows the Rhine between the municipalities of Bingen ( Rheinhessen wine-growing region) and Assmannshausen ( Rheingau wine-growing region). In the background is the mouth of the Nahe(Germany).

Climate-regulating effect

The climate-regulating effect of large volumes of water...

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