See under Kirchberg.
Along with Altenberg, Herrenberg, Kapellenberg, Klosterberg, Rosenberg and Sonnenberg, the name is one of the most common designations for individual sites in Germany. It occurs about 50 times in 8 of the 13 growing areas (see last paragraph). This makes Kirchberg the second most common name for single vineyard sites in Germany. The reason for this can be seen in the many vineyard holdings of the church over the centuries.
The vineyards, which face south-southwest and, in a small section, south-east, with a slope gradient of 10 to 35%, comprise around 90 hectares of vineyards on shell limestone soils. Müller-Thurgau and black Riesling, for example, are cultivated here. Members of the WG Tauberfranken, for example, have shares in the site.
On the top of the Kirchberg is the cultivated Kirchberghäuschen. The vineyard, which is oriented from south to west and has a slope inclination of 10 to 30%, comprises almost five hectares of vineyards on skeleton-rich granite weathered soil. Riesling is the main variety cultivated here. The Bensheim winery, for example, has a share in the site.
The vineyards, which are oriented to the south to south-east with a gradient of 10 to 40%, comprise 17 hectares of vineyard area. These consist of weathered rock soils with a very high stone content and loam. The Prinz...