Land Consolidation in St. Martin Wingertsberg’s vineyards
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A land consolidation project helped restore the functionality of vineyard terraces and thus maintained a landscape which is a habitat of rare species.
Winegrowing on the steep slopes of the Wingertsberg, Rhineland-Palatinate is typically labour-intensive and time-consuming. As a result many winegrowers abandoned the tradition. The vineyard terraces lay fallow and rare animal and plant species were threatened. A land consolidation process has helped to counteract this development.
The project made it possible to redesign a 15 hectare vineyard in such a way that it can be used again for viticulture and that its value in terms of nature conservation is safeguarded.