Ayl (population: 1,558)
including the Biebelhausen district
The winegrowing region of Ayl is situated in a picturesque valley at the foot of the world-famous “Ayler Kupp” vineyard. Lush meadows connect the Ayl valley with the district of Biebelhausen and the Saar. Ayl – the short, unusual name can be traced back to the standards (Lat. aquila = eagle) of a Roman cohort that was stationed here. From what was originally a military settlement, the area – first mentioned in 1052 as “eile” – developed little by little. After centuries of multiple ownership, from the middle of the 16th century the Trier chapter was nominated as the sole landlord up until 1790. The history of Ayl is the history of a wine village. As far back as 1289, the chronicles reveal that it was a very good year for wine. At a wine auction in 1906, a tun of the 1904 vintage from the world-famous Ayler Kupp achieved what was then the highest price ever paid on the Saar, 15,030 gold Marks.
Gastronomy in the area offers a rich selection of regional delicacies. Cosy wine taverns invite the visitor in for a relaxed glass of wine.
wine tasting, wine fair in August, accommodation in hotels, guesthouses, holiday homes and private bed and breakfasts, tennis, bowling, covered wagon trips, the cultural trail from Ayl to Biebelhausen, arbustum – ancient winegrowing, beach volleyball, boules, horse riding, coach rides.