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Morstein

Singular situation in the municipality Westhofen (area Wonnegau) in the German cultivation area Rheinhessen. It was already mentioned as "Marstene" in a deed of donation to the Cistercian monastery of Otterberg in the Palatinate in 1282. The name is not derived from "Moor" but from "Marstein", which probably indicates a landmark (boundary stone). The south-facing vineyards at an altitude of 140 to 280 metres above sea level with up to 20% slope, comprise 144 hectares of vineyards, which extend between the two communities of Gundersheim and Westhofen. Only about 50 hectares on the central slope of this huge site are considered privileged.

The clay marl soil with limestone inlays in the upper layer consists of massive, water-bearing limestone rocks in the subsoil. The upper layer consists of heavy clay marl with limestone inlays. The varieties cultivated here are mainly Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Dornfelder andPinot Noir. Shares in the vineyard are for example the vineyards Geil - Römerhof, Groebe Friedrich, Gutzler Gerhard, Hirschhof, Keller Klaus, Knobloch Klaus, Seehof Ernst Fauth, Wechsler Katharina, Winter Stefan and Wittmann Philipp.

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