Frequently occurring term for vineyards in Germany. The name refers to an existing or former church property or a diocese.
The name refers to ecclesiastical, prince-bishop and Kurmainz influences as well as the Engelberg monastery enthroned above the village. The vineyards, which face south-west to south-south-east with up to 60% slope inclination, comprise 53 hectares of vineyards on red sandstone soils. They are partly terraced with dry stone walls. The main varieties cultivated here are Riesling andPinot Noir (Spätburgunder). Shares in the vineyard are, for example, held by the vineyards Fürst Rudolf, Staatlicher Hofkeller Würzburg, Steintal and Wengerter Rainer.