Repeatedly occurring designation of single vineyard sites in Germany, which refers to a fortification that may no longer exist.
It owes its name to the castle complex that the German King Philipp of Swabia (1177-1208) had built as his imperial residence. It is situated on a former volcanic cone below the single location Landskrone. The vineyards, which are oriented from southwest to southeast, at an altitude of 80 to 200 meters above sea level with a gradient of up to 50%, comprise almost 15 hectares of vineyard area. The soils consist of graywacke, graywacke slate, loess, loess loam and hanging loam, as well as basalt in the upper area. Above all the varietiesPinot Noir, Domina and Riesling are cultivated here. Producers such as Adeneuer, Ahr Winzer eG, Bertram Julia, Burggarten, Maibachfarm, Meyer-Näkel and Nelles Thomas have shares in the site.
The vineyards, which face southwest to east, are 60% flat, 20% steep and 20% steep, and are situated at an altitude of 125 to 220 metres above sea level. They cover 30 hectares of vineyards. The soils consist of slate, loess and terraced gravel. Mainly Spätburgunder, Portugieser and Riesling are cultivated. The Jean Stodden, Maibachfarm and Riske Erwin wineries, for example, have a share in the site.
The vineyard, which is mainly planted with Riesling, is solely owned by Schlossgut Janson.