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Court of Centgericht

Single location in the municipality of Heppenheim in the German wine growing area Hessische Bergstrasse. There was once a court of law on this site, where justice was administered for over a millennium. In the vernacular, however, the site is often referred to as the "Rebmuttergarten" or "in the Rebschule", because between 1927 and 1929 there was a vineyard here created by the Oppenheim viticulture school to grow phylloxera-resistant rootstocks. The south-west-facing vineyard at an altitude of 110 to 190 metres above sea level with a slope gradient of 10 to 30% comprises 17 hectares of vines on deep loess and loamy soil in the lower area, and loess layers in the upper area. It is mainly planted with Riesling and smaller stocks of Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir and Early Pinot Noir. The climate is ideal for ice wines. The 6.9 kilometre long "Wine and Stone Adventure Trail" leads through the site, where numerous diagrams 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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