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Pfaffenberg (single vineyard Germany)

Frequent single vineyard designation in Germany. It derives from the fact that many vineyards used to be owned by the church or monasteries or monastic orders (Pfaffen = priests).

Hattenheim - Rheingau

It is assumed that the name goes back to "Dydo", the son of the knight Nikolaus von Scharfenstein, who was also called "Pfaffe" and had his estates in Hattenheim. According to another version, the name refers to the "Pfaffen" of Eberbach Monastery, who were the sole owners of this vineyard until its secularisation in 1803. The south-facing vineyard at an altitude of 80 to 120 metres above sea level with a slope of 15% covers six hectares of vineyards, which are enclosed by a wall. The deep, chalky loess soil is interspersed with gravel and has a good water retention capacity. The white grape variety Riesling is cultivated here. The vineyard is monopolistically owned by the Schloss Schönborn winery, but has been leased to the Künstler Gunter winery since 2021.

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