The climate and volcanic origin are the conditions for viniculture being, since long ago, the principal activity of the population of Ihringen. In 962, Ihringen was already a winegrowing community and Wasenweiler too has a long wine growing tradition. The old cultural landscape has been worked on by men for over 1000 years. He dedicates himself to his favorite plant on terraced slopes.
At the southern corner of the Kaiserstuhl, near Ihringen, high annual average temperatures are measured at the meteorological station. It is classified as the warmest place in Germany.