Popular single vineyard designation in Germany. The designation does not necessarily have a religious background, but can also refer to good sunlight (holy = bright).
The name derives from a Christian wayside shrine that once stood here. According to a second version, there was a prehistoric place of worship here. The vineyards slope gently towards the Rhine. The soil consists of coloured slate and deep loess loam with good water storage capacity. Riesling is the main variety cultivated here. The Egert and Molitor Karl-Johann wineries, for example, have shares in the site.
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