Along with Altenberg, Herrenberg, Kapellenberg, Kirchberg, Rosenberg and Sonnenberg, this designation is one of the most frequent single layer designations in Germany. It occurs a total of 30 times. The name is derived from the fact that many vineyards were formerly owned and cultivated by various Roman Catholic monasteries or the church.
The vineyard, which faces south to south-east and has a slope of 15 to 40%, covers just under one hectare of vines. The medium-grade weathered soil with granite content is partly interspersed with sandstone and clay layers. This is the most eastern vineyard area in Germany.