single vineyard in the municipality of Oberhausen in the German wine-growing region of Nahe. In 1931, Hermann Dönnhoff bought a small vineyard on a bridge over the Nahe River that connected the former Bavarian Oberhausen with the former Prussian Niederhausen. He removed the old vines and planted Riesling. In 1971, in the course of land consolidation, the "bridge" was to be incorporated into a larger vineyard, but Helmut Dönnhoff fought a long battle until 1979 to preserve the site. The south-facing vineyard at 125 to 130 metres above sea level with a slope of 15% covers only 1.1 hectares of vines on subsoil of grey slate weathered soil with loess loam on top. It is solely owned by the Dönnhoff Hermann winery.
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