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Henkenberg

Single location in the municipality of Oberrotweil (Kaiserstuhl area) in the German Baden growing region. The name is derived from the former location of the manorial place of execution (gallows) and refers to the Henken = hanging. A small Gewann is called Galgenbuck. The vineyards, which face west to east, at an altitude of 180 to 225 metres above sea level with a gradient of 0 to 35%, cover 105 hectares of vineyard area. Due to the enormous size, this is an inhomogeneous location. The soils consist of weathered volcanic rock with loess and loess-clay, and in some areas also garnets. The Eichberg and Kirchberg sites are in the neighbourhood. Especially Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir are cultivated here. Shares in the vineyard are, for example, held by the wineries Bercher-Schmidt, Freiherr von Gleichenstein and Salwey.

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