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Chestnut Bush

single vineyard in the municipality of Birkweiler (Südliche Weinstraße area) in the German wine-growing region of Pfalz. The name is derived from the numerous sweet chestnut trees that grow here and thrive in the mild climate. The vineyards, which face south to southeast at an altitude of 180 to 300 metres above sea level with a slope of 15 to 30%, cover 64 hectares of vineyards. They are protected from cold winds by a mountain range to the west in the direction of the Palatinate Forest. The soils consist of reddish, weathered red sandstone (Rotliegendes) with intercalated limestone marl and slate. They have a low water retention capacity. Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir are cultivated here. The wineries Dr. Wehrheim, Emil Bauer & Söhne, Gies-Düppel, Ökonomierat Rebholz, Scholler Helmut and SieneR - Wettstein, for example, have shares.

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