Along with Altenberg, Herrenberg, Kapellenberg, Kirchberg, Rosenberg and Sonnenberg, this is one of the most common single-vineyard designations in Germany. It occurs a total of 30 times. The name is derived from the fact that many vineyards were once owned and cultivated by various Roman Catholic monasteries or the church.
The south to south-east facing vineyard with a slope of 15 to 40% covers just under one hectare of vineyards. The medium-textured weathered soil with granite components is partly interspersed with sandstone and clay layers. It is the most easterly vineyard in Germany.
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