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single vineyard in the municipality of Heppenheim in the German wine-growing region of Hessische Bergstraße. There was once a court site at this location where justice was dispensed for over a millennium. In the vernacular, however, the site is often referred to as the "Rebmuttergarten" or "in der Rebschule" (in the vine nursery), because in the period from 1927 to 1929 there had been a vineyard here planted by the Oppenheim viticultural school to raise rebloom-resistant rootstock. The southwest-facing vineyard at an altitude of 110 to 190 metres above sea level with a slope of 10 to 30% covers 17 hectares of vineyards on deep loess and clay soil in the lower area and loess overlay in the upper area. It is mainly planted with Riesling, as well as smaller stocks of Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir and Early Pinot Noir. The climate is excellent for ice wines. The 6.9-kilometre-long "Wine and Stone Experience Trail" leads through the vineyard, where numerous displays present interesting facts about the wine, grape varieties, geology, climate, history, flora and fauna of the region. The site has been the sole property of the Hessian State Wine Estates (Domaine Bergstrasse) since 1970.

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