In most cases, the vineyards are named after their location. In Brauneberg it's the other way around. The former Dusemond became the village of Brauneberg in 1925. It was named after its famous vineyard, the "Brauneberg". The village and mountain have belonged together since Roman times, and one of the oldest Roman winepresses from the 2nd century is living proof ot that heritage.
Of Franconia, Merovingians and ... Thomas Jefferson
Brauneberg was first mentioned in 588. At that time, the Franconian king Childebert II donated the Merovingian crown estate at Dusemond (the name of Brauneberg till 1925, Dusemond = lat. dulcis mons = sweet mountain) to the court monastery of Verdun. This was the beginning of a wine tradition of which the village is still proud today. They share their love for this special wine with Prince Charles and many other celebrities. Former American President Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon enjoyed Royal Wine just as much as many other connoisseurs up to our time.