Along with Herrenberg, Kapellenberg, Kirchberg, Klosterberg, Rosenberg and Sonnenberg, this designation is one of the most frequent single layer designations in Germany. The name is derived from the fact that in the past, winegrowers in old age often concentrated on the best local vineyards and usually kept them until death.
The south-south-east facing vineyards, at an altitude of 145 to 260 metres above sea level with a gradient of 50 to 85%, comprise 19 hectares of vineyards. As a small enclave, the single vineyard site Hörecker is enclosed. On weathered greenish-grey slate soils with clayey-silty, reddish iron-rich fine soil, mainly the Riesling variety is cultivated. The Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier, Mertes Johann Peter, Othegraven, Reinert, Van Volxem and Vereinigte Hospitien, for example, have a share in the vineyard.