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Heerkretz

single vineyard in the two municipalities of Neu-Bamberg and Siefersheim ( Bingen area) in the German wine-growing region of Rheinhessen. The site was first mentioned in a document in 1841 with the name "in der Herkretz". The name refers to the arduous workability of the soil, as "Kretz" is derived from "Kratzen" (chopping, digging). The "Heer" part comes from an old military road in the valley at the foot of the site. The south and south-east facing vineyards at 160 to 280 metres above sea level with a slope of 30 to 60% cover a total of 56 hectares of vines. A portion of 17 hectares in the municipality of Siefersheim is classified as a VDP Grosse Lage.

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