Ahrweiler Viticulture & Wine Festival, Germany - Sept.2019
The preserved half-timbered houses in the center of Ahrweiler are surrounded by medieval city walls. Built in the 13th century, the medieval city walls were almost completely preserved with its moats, gates and towers. Ahrweiler is one of the northernmost wine regions of Germany. The slopes of the city consist of vineyards of wine. Ahrweiler wines are mostly red wines made from the local Spatburgunder and Fruhburgunder. Wine production and trade in Ahrweiler has been going on for over 1000 years. There are many family businesses in the city that deal with grapes and wine. In September, a traditional annual wine festival is held in Ahrweiler, where the "Wine Queen" is chosen. This is Ahr's largest and oldest festival. During the festival, the winemakers offer their own products to the quests. Because the region people knows this, they come to the festival with their wine glasses and experience an enthusiastic activity. When you finish your wine just extend your wine glass. Every year a queen of the festival is chosen. But the other candidates are also participating in the festival with their costumes.