In addition to the four described in detail below, there are also individual vineyards of this name in Germany in the wine-growing communities of Burg Layen (Nahe) and Gau-Algesheim (Rheinhessen). The name is derived either from the reddish soil or the soil type Rotliegend or from "Rodungsberg"(cleared mountain).
The stone cross at the head of the vineyard was erected in 1808 by Count Friedrich von Ingelheim and bears the inscription: According to old legends, the wind once drove a mill where these vines now are. This indicates that a windmill once stood here. The south-facing vineyards at an altitude of 100 to 130 metres above sea level with a slope of up to 40% cover 20 hectares of vines. The soils are composed of coarse weathered rock with slate inlays over Taunus quartzite and are interspersed with oxidised clay (iron oxide). They have good water storage capacity. Riesling is cultivated here in particular. Shares are held, for example, by the Erbslöh, Geheimrat J. Wegeler...
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