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Domdechaney

single vineyard in the municipality of Hochheim in the German wine-growing region of Rheingau. It used to belong to the Mainz cathedral chapter and lies at the foot of the church of St Peter and St Paul. The Mainz cathedral deans had their summer residence near the site in the small castle, from which the name derives. In the middle of the 18th century, the site was still a steep slope and was transformed into a gentle hillside by the Mainz cathedral deans by filling it with earth. It is reported that in the 18th century they channelled water to the vineyard from the Main in hot years.

Domdechaney - Weinberge

The south-facing vineyards facing the Main at 100 to 120 metres above sea level with a 10% slope cover ten hectares. They lie in the lee of the town wall and are protected from cold northerly winds. The deep loess loam, loess and clay marl soils have a high lime content. This is where Riesling is cultivated. The Domdechant Werner'sches Weingut, Hessische Staatsweingüter, Künstler Gunter and Schloss Schönborn wineries, for example, have shares in the vineyards.

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