Even in ancient Rome he was much sought after. Religion and mythology cannot be imagined without it. Time has not harmed its high position, on the contrary, even today it is still in great demand and is one of the most popular drinks in the world.
Even the Celts consumed wine on the Moselle
The cultivation of wine in the Moselle valley is mentioned in Roman sources. The first archaeological finds date from this period.
The wine presses in Erden and Piesport were probably built during this period.
During the Middle Ages, viticulture was mainly practised by monasteries and abbeys.
Archbishop Clemens Wenzelslaus ensures a qualitative reorientation of Moselle viticulture. In 1787 he decreed that only "good vines" should be planted - he meant to plant primarily Riesling.
Under Napoleon the nationalization of the monasteries begins - a 1,500 year history of monastic viticulture comes to an end.
The Bernkasteler Ring is founded by wineries.
The light, fruity Moselle wines are in vogue. The demand at home and abroad is great. The wines of the Moselle belong to the most expensive white wines of the world.
From 1933 onwards, red wine may no longer be grown on the Moselle. This ban was valid until 1986.
Rising demand for Moselle wine provides for an upswing in viticulture.
The wine scandals of the 1980s are causing a decline. Especially the sweet wine that is frequently found on the Moselle is less in demand. As a result, many small businesses are giving up.
Today the Moselle is known above all for renowned and quality wineries.