See under Kirchberg.
Along with Altenberg, Herrenberg, Kapellenberg, Klosterberg, Rosenberg and Sonnenberg, the designation is one of the most common single-vineyard designations in Germany. It occurs around 50 times in 8 of the 13 growing regions (see then last paragraph). This makes Kirchberg the second most common single vineyard name in Germany. The reason can be seen in the many vineyard possessions of the church over the centuries.
The vineyards, which face south-southwest and, in a small section, southeast, with slopes ranging from 10 to 35%, cover about 90 hectares of vines on shell limestone soils. Müller-Thurgau and Schwarzriesling, for example, are cultivated here. Members of the WG Tauberfranken, for example, have shares in the site.
The Kirchberghäuschen is located on the summit of the Kirchberg. The vineyard, which faces south to west and has a slope of 10 to 30%, covers almost five hectares of vineyards on skeleton-rich granite weathered soil. Riesling is the main variety cultivated here. The winery of the town of Bensheim, for example, has a share in the site.
The south to south-east facing vineyards with 10 to 40% slopes cover 17 hectares of vineyards. These consist of rock weathering soils with a very high stone content and hanging loam. The Prinz Salm winery, for example, has shares...