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The different events in the year of jubilee

Dresden, June 2011 - Celebration bubbly, delicious discoveries and events - rich celebration of the Elbe for 850 years of viticulture in Saxony.

Events in the year of jubilee

The cultivation of grapes in Saxony dates back to 1161. And just this year because the winemakers and wine lovers are celebrating the big anniversary: 850 years of viticulture in Saxony. The association Weinbauverband Sachsen eV, the vineyards, the company that produces, entrepreneurs, consortia and local authorities took the opportunity to celebrate the cultivation of vines Saxons and the resulting wine production through different ideas, events, exhibitions and special offers, focusing on the cultural regional.

With around 500 events, proposals from April to November, the precious nectar is presented as part of the culture Saxon. These included "Weindorf", the square of the Cathedral of Meissen 25 June, day of vineyards open (Days of the open estate) il 27 and 28 August, and the international festival Müller-Thurgau, il 29Thectober, organized by the guild of the wine, Weinbruderschaft the Meissen.

Several wine festivals and towns will also be focused on 850 ˚ anniversary of viticulture, as party town of Dresden, between 19 and 23 August, which provides for special celebrations in front of the Frauenkirche. From 2 the 4 September the historic courtyards of Weinböhla will host the festive atmosphere of the wine growers. And yet the courtyard of the monastery of Pirna, the feast Local Wine, The 10 September, will draw for wine production Saxon. From 23 the 25 September it's time to Meissen and Radebeul: The 850 years of winemaking tradition will be the main theme of the celebration of autumn and wine in Radebeul and parade scheduled for the wine festival of Meißen. At the conclusion of this series of celebrations From 30 September to 2 October will take place in the Diesbar-Seußlitz Federweißermeile, the festival of new wine. The offer also states a number of thematic exhibitions, such as the one at the Sächsisches Winegrowing of Hoflößnitz.

Data on the wine region of Saxony

Saxony is located in the northernmost and one of the smaller German wine regions. The newly 478 hectares of land used for growing vines are managed by some 2.500 wine. There are currently about 21 wineries and 99% of the Saxon wine is composed of small operators. The average yield is approximately 48 hectoliters per hectare.

Dell'Elbland is grown in the region a total of 55 vines, a 80% of whites and remaining 20% of red. Among the white grapes Müller-Thurgau (19%), Riesling (15%) e Pinot Blanc (12%). The red varieties are the pinot noir (8%) and Dornfelder (5%). Other important varieties are the Grauburgunder, Traminer and Goldriesling. A characteristic of the wine region is the special shape of the bottles, the so-called "Sachsenkeule".

The fact that despite the northern latitude rather, to more than 51 degrees north, the wine region of Saxony is able to produce such exceptional wines, is due to the weather that the region of the Elbe Valley. During the summer and autumn weather conditions typical of continental climate allow it long sunny periods.

The Saxon Wine Route and Weinwanderweg

In 1992 was inaugurated on the Saxon Wine Route, la Saxon Wine Route. with its 55 km spread through Dresden to Pirna, Meißen Radebeul and to the idyllic wine country along the Elbe at Diesbar-Seußlitz, being able to connect in a harmonious cultural and historical attractions of the region to the fascinating landscapes that seem to illustrate 850 years of viticulture. Along the Sächsischer Weinwanderweg, a spectacular hiking path that extends for 90 Km, you can admire the scenic vineyards and scenic spots and then eat at one of the many wineries.

wine, architecture and art: the world of wine Saxon

in 850 years of viticulture Saxony has achieved a lot. Today the region is not only rare and fine wines, but offers wine lovers an interesting experience.

The consortium of wine growers Sächsische Winzergenossenschaft Meissen th, the largest wine producer in Saxony, masterfully combines tradition and modernity in the multimedia exhibition WeinErlebnisWelt Meißen (Bennoweg 9, Meissen): carefully restored, Today the historic cellar lights colored lights. During the tours, visitors have access to audiovisual materials and the opportunity to take a journey through the stages of production and the history of wine.

The Saxon State Winery Wackerbarth (Wackerbarthstraße 1, Radebeul) is the first vineyards in Europe which has been designed to offer visitors an interesting history and modernity. The baroque structure of the castle is in harmony in an extraordinary way with the rows of vines, architectural merit in doing this, opened in 2002, a series of awards, including the first Architekturpreis Deutscher Wein 2007.

The Weingut Schloss Proschwitz (Village green 19, Hit) is the oldest and largest private vineyard of Saxony. A partire dal 1990 Georg Prinz zur Lippe gradually regained the property belonged to his family. Dal 1998 WinesFrome produced in new, modern cellar at this Zadel. In 1996 Saxon is the first vineyard to be included in the association of fine wines and quality of Germany (VdP). At several events are celebrated, well as the quality of its wines, also regional tastes and cultural aspects.

insights: www.weinbauverband-sachsen.de

Insights Saxony: www.sassoniaturismo.it