Along with Altenberg, Herrenberg, Kapellenberg, Kirchberg, Klosterberg and Rosenberg, this designation is one of the most frequent single layer designations in Germany. A Sonnenberg occurs 80 times in almost all growing areas and is therefore by far the most common name. In many other layer names "sun" is included as a component. The best possible exposure (solar radiation) plays an important role during the vegetation cycle.
The vineyards, which face south to south-east with a slope gradient of 20 to 30%, comprise 24 hectares of vineyards. The soils, which in places are skeleton-rich, consist of loamy sand to clayey loam. The main varieties cultivated here are Riesling, Traminer, Muscat, Müller-Thurgau, Cabernet Dorsa, Pinotin and Frühburgunder. The Thüringer Weingut Bad Sulza, for example, has a share in the location.
The vineyards, which are oriented south-southwest to northeast and have a slope gradient of 0 to 40%, comprise 150 hectares of vineyards on gypsum skeuper and reed sandstone soils. Due to its size, this is a very inhomogeneous site. The Schupen and Steingruben vines, which are oriented from south to south-east and sheltered from the wind, are regarded as high-quality areas. The Dautel vineyard, for example, has a share in the location.
The south-facing vineyards (from which the name is derived) with a 10 to 25% slope, comprise 78 hectares of vineyards on deep loess and loamy loam soils. The best plots are located in the middle section. Riesling is cultivated here above all. The Freiherr Langwerth von Simmern and H. J. Ernst wineries, for example, have a share in the site.
The west-facing flat vineyard comprises only 0.4 hectares of vines on loess and sandy loam.Pinot Noir is...