The term Flurbereinigung refers to what?
- A. Dividing German wine estates among multiple inheritors
- B. German sweet dessert wines
- C. Re-consolidating German vineyards previously split under quasi-feudal inheritance laws
- D. The process of farming steep hillside vineyards in Germany
Flurbereinigung is the post Word War II re-consolidation of land that previously, due to old inheritance laws, divided (what were previously single) German wine estates among multiple owners. Prior to Flurbereinigung, after many centuries this equal division of farmlands among heirs meant that many German farmers owned small non-adjacent vineyard plots, creating a logistic nightmare for accessing and farming those vineyards.
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