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single vineyard in the municipality of Nierstein in the German wine-growing region of Rheinhessen. In the chronicles of the municipality, the field name Orbel was first mentioned as early as 1386. It is the westernmost and furthest part of the so-called "Red Slope" from the Rhine within the Rhine front. The name is derived from the local dialect word "Ölbel", meaning a sturdy, four-haired fellow. The connection arises in the generally racy and expressive character of the Orbel wine. The south-facing vineyards at an altitude of 90 to 170 metres above sea level with a slope of up to 60% cover 12 hectares of vineyards on loess and Rotliegend soil. The Riesling and Silvaner varieties are cultivated here. The Bunn Lisa, Heyl zu Herrnsheim, Huff Fritz Ekkehard, Louis Guntrum, Raddeck Stefan, Schneider Georg Albrecht, Staatliche Weinbaudomäne Oppenheim, St. Antony and Strub Walter w ineries, for example, have shares in the site.

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