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Popular single-vineyard name in Germany. The first part of the name is derived from the fertility of this animal and its frequent occurrence in vineyards. The second part comes from the Middle High German word "spring/sprung" and means spring, as such are often found in vineyards.

Bechtheim - Rheinhessen (Wonnegau)

The south-facing vineyards, with slopes of up to 60%, cover 130 hectares of vines in heavy clay soils with light sand deposits and exposed iron-ore-bearing rock. The "Löwenberg" section is considered privileged. Mainly Riesling is grown here, as well as smaller amounts of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Dornfelder. Shares in the vineyard are held, for example, by the Cistercian Michel Winery, Dackermann, Dreissigacker, Erbeldinger, Geil Helmut, Geil - Römerhof, Meiser Frank, Ökonomierat Johann Geil I. Erben, Weinreich and Winter Stefan.

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