The press-house proves it: one of the first wineries on the Mosel stood here. If that's not a sensation! Why not take a trip there?
Wine has been made in the area around Maring-Noviand for a very long time. This Roman wine press dates back to about AD 350. It belonged to a large estate where wine was produced until the Germanic tribes and devastation arrived. However, viticulture and the wine press have survived to this day. In a protective building, you can see the means by which the Roman winemakers extracted the must from the grapes: they crushed the fruit in a large basin with bare feet or mashers. Then they filled the still dripping wet mass into a press basket, and a beam press with a big stone as weight squeezed out every last dop. The juice flowed into a small basin from which it could be drawn easily. Then it was processed further. Unfortunately, we don't know where the wine cellar where it fermented afterwards was. And what did it taste like? Just try the wine of today's winemakers from Maring-Noviand, who are doing their best to preserve the old winemaking tradition and keep it going.
A station on the Roads of the Romans.