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single vineyard in the municipality of Walporzheim in the German wine-growing region of Ahr. In 2017, the neighbouring Domlay site was abandoned and the flat part of it (Heckenbachtal area) was added to the Himmelchen site. The name is derived on the one hand from the "all-embracing sky" or on the other hand from the "heavenly wine quality". It is an 80% flat valley site, 20% are slightly sloping. The vineyards cover 27 hectares at 110 metres above sea level, but only 10 hectares are planted. The soils consist of slightly stony, sandy loam with terrace gravel. Mainly Pinot Noir is cultivated, as well as Dornfelder and Frühburgunder. Shares in the site are held, for example, by the Kriechel Peter and Weingut Sonnenberg wineries as well as winegrowers from the Walporzheim wine manufactory.

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