Popular single vineyard designation in Germany. In addition to the four described in detail below, there are also single vineyard sites of this name in the municipalities or growing regions of Bretzfeld, Dimbach, Hertmannsweiler, Langenbeutingen (all Württemberg), Krum (Franconia), Schwabbach, Siebeneich (Württemberg), St. Aldegund (Mosel), Stettfeld (Baden), Waldbach (Württemberg) and Zeutern (Baden).
The name derives from a Celtic term for "small hill". Only later did this become a Christian meaning. It also symbolises the high and exposed location. The present size did not result until 1922, when a consolidation from 70 to only 16 vineyard names took place. The south-facing vineyards at 110 to 260 metres above sea level with a slope of 50 to 65% cover 57 hectares of vineyards. The medium-textured, stony clay-slate weathered soils are partly interspersed with blue slate. The picture shows the municipality of Graach with its single vineyards Abtsberg, Domprobst, Himmelreich and Josephshöfer.
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