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Back to the future - gravitation!

Bernkastel with the "Doctor" vineyard
View of the Bernkastel press house

The Bernkastel estate was founded by Julius Wegeler in the year 1900. In 1902 and 1903, after having bought a large part of the legendary site 'Bernkasteler Doctor', he had a press house built in the village Cues on the outskirts of Bernkastel that was designed to use the principle of gravitation. This was based in the concept of processing the grapes on three different levels. Driven by natural gravitation, the wines were allowed to run through the individual manufacturing steps at their own weigth and velocity, to the largest extent free of intervention by pumping, siphoning or any other physical strain. 

Even today, in the 21st century, this procedure is considered state-of-the-art technology.

Visit us in Bernkastel to get an impression of the "future". 

Wegeler Estate Mosel

Martertal 2

D-54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Fon +49 (0) 6531 - 24 93

Fax +49 (0) 6531 - 87 23

info@wegeler.com

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