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Pfaffenwies

single vineyard in the municipality of Lorch in the German wine-growing region of Rheingau. It was first mentioned in documents in 1211 as "Pafenwies" and then in 1235 as "Pfaffenwissen". It was named after Pastor Dydo, the son of the knight Nikolaus von Scharfenstein, who was also called "Pfaffe". There is a magnificent view of Rheinstein Castle and the Rhine from here. The southwest-facing vineyards with 15 to 45% slopes at 90 to 160 metres above sea level cover 22 hectares of vines. The soils are shallow and stony slate and quartzite with deep loess. Here, mainly Riesling is cultivated. Shares in the site are held, for example, by the Altenkirch, Breuer Georg, Chat Sauvage, Graf von Kanitz, Kesseler, Laquai Paul and Wilhelm Mohr Erben w ineries.

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