single vineyard in the municipality of Brauneberg (Bernkastel area) in the German Moselle wine-growing region. The Romans already recognised the exceptionally favourable climatic conditions and cultivated vines here. At the foot, the excavation of a Roman wine press can be visited. The first part of the name refers to the former possession by the Franciscan nuns, who were popularly called "Juffen" (virgins, prayer sisters or pious women) in the Rhineland dialect. The second part of the name refers to the sundial located in the vineyard. This is the fillet piece of the famous Brauneberg, the adjoining Juffer vineyard is considered not quite as high quality. The vineyard, which faces south to southwest at an altitude of 110 to 210 metres above sea level with a slope of 60 to 70%, covers 10.5 hectares of vineyards.
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