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Doctoral garden

Singular situation at the Blankenhornsberg (area Kaiserstuhl) in the German cultivation area Baden. It was created from 1842 onwards by the brothers Adolph Friedrich, Nicolaus and Wilhelm Blankenhorn, who planted the first vines on the cultivated overgrown slope above the community of Ihringen in 1844. The son of Adolph Friedrich, Professor Dr. Adolph Blankenhorn (1843-1906) used this vineyard early on for research and experimental purposes, from which the name is also derived in his honour. The vineyards, which are predominantly oriented to the west and east, and in the form of an amphitheatre from west to southeast, at an altitude of 210 to 300 meters above sea level with a slope gradient of 10 to 60%, comprise 25 hectares of vineyard area. The volcanic weathered soils are interspersed with loess loam and calcareous loess material. The varieties grown here are Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Muscatel, Muscatel Ottonel, Scheurebe, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir. The Blankenhorn family sold the site to the Baden Chamber of Agriculture in 1919 and in 1954 it was affiliated to the State Viticulture Institute of Freiburg. The vineyards are managed by the affiliated State Winery Freiburg.

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