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Chestnut bush

Single vineyard site in the municipality of Birkweiler (area Südliche Weinstrasse) in the German wine-growing region of the Palatinate. The name is derived from the numerous sweet chestnut trees growing here, which thrive in the mild climate. The south-southeast facing vineyards at an altitude of 180 to 300 metres above sea level with a gradient of 15 to 30% comprise 64 hectares of vineyards. They are protected from cold winds by a ridge in the west towards the Palatinate Forest. The soils consist of reddish, weathered red sandstone(Rotliegendes) with intercalated lime marl and slate. They have a low water storage capacity. Riesling,Pinot Blanc and PinotNoir are cultivated here. The vineyards Dr. Wehrheim, Emil Bauer & Söhne, Gies-Düppel, Ökonomierat Rebholz, Scholler Helmut and SieneR - Wettstein have shares.

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