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Are there any special local events?"We will be visiting the Mosel River Valley in early July. Do any of the local wineries offer tours or wine tastings? The Piesporter Spatlese wines are our favorites. Thank you." (posted 06/23/2014)
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What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?"I will be in Piesport on Sunday 8 June around 12:00 Noon traveling by automobile. Where can I sample your wonderful Piesporter Goldtropfchen wine? Are there vineyard tours and tastings? Will retail stores allow tasting? I intend to purchase several bottles to fortify myself as I continue my travels. Thank You or I should say Schönen Dank" (posted 05/07/2014)
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Piesport is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The municipality lies surrounded by vineyards, meadows and woods in the Moselle valley between Bernkastel-Kues (Bernkastel-Kues vacation rentals | Bernkastel-Kues travel guide) and Trier (Trier vacation rentals | Trier travel guide). It is the biggest winegrowing centre in the Mosel wine region. Piesport is found on the river’s right bank where the valley begins to broaden out into country marked by utterly flat riverbank slopes. On the other side of the river, steep slopes lead up to the Eifel.
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Near Piesport lies the Moselloreley, a similar formation to the Loreley on the Rhine. The craggy massif that rises steeply out of the Moselle allows no transport links downstream, nor is there even any room for a footpath. Nevertheless, here and there on its steep slopes are found vineyards. For a decade in the 1930s, there was mining here. Above the Moselloreley runs a hiking trail.
Piesport is to a considerable extent characterized by winegrowing, and with 413 ha of vineyard area under cultivation is by far the biggest winegrowing centre in the Mosel wine region. Traditionally it is mainly Riesling grapes that are grown here. The municipality is part of the wine area of Bernkastel. The vineyards are part of the winemaking appellation – Großlage – of Michelsberg. A distinction is made among the following ten vineyards:
Theo Haart from the Haart Wine Estate in Piesport was chosen in November 2006 by the magazine Gault Millau as “Winemaker of the Year 2007”.
[ source: wikipedia ]
More about the History of Piesport
The region around Piesport was settled as early as Roman times by the Romans. “Like an amphitheatre’s rows”, wrote the poet Ausonius, the vineyards framed the place. Between the centres of Alt-Piesport and Ferres, the biggest Roman wine pressing facility north of the Alps was unearthed in 1985, and partly reconstructed. It is the focus of the yearly Römisches Kelterfest (“Roman Wine Press Festival”) held on the second weekend in October. Other Roman finds have led to the conclusion that the village was once an important port. It was dedicated to Bigontius, a local deity, whence the name Porto Pigonto was derived, which eventually mutated into “Piesport”.
In the Middle Ages and early modern times, Piesport belonged to the Electorate of Trier (Trier vacation rentals | Trier travel guide). Beginning in 1794, Piesport lay under French rule. In 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1946, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Today’s municipality was newly formed on 7 June 1969 from the dissolved municipalities of (503 inhabitants) and Niederemmel (1,633 inhabitants)
[ source: wikipedia ]
Piesport is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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