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single vineyard in the municipality of Oppenheim in the German wine-growing region of Rheinhessen, which is part of the Rhine Front. It was mentioned in documents as early as 1541. The defence of the tower located here in times of war was carried out by the guild of the sack bearers, who were responsible for transporting shiploads to the town. The southeast-facing vineyards at an altitude of 90 to 150 metres above sea level with a slope of 5 to 30% cover 20 hectares of vineyards in the form of a semi-circle. The soils consist of loess loam with underlying hanging loam and deep limestone marl as well as numerous fossil plants and marine animal finds. In summer, the heat accumulates, and it is not unusual for temperatures to reach 40 to 50 °Celsius. Riesling is cultivated here in particular, but also Silvaner, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. Shares in the vineyard are held, for example, by the wineries Dr. Heyden, Evangelical Church of Hesse and Nassau, Gröhl, Kissinger, Kühling-Gillot, Louis Guntrum, Manz Erich, Rappenhof and Staatliche Weinbaudomäne Oppenheim.

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