single vineyard in the municipality of Ahrweiler in the German wine-growing region of Ahr. The Forstberg site borders to the east and the Silberberg site to the west. The name either goes back to a former plantation of wild roses or is derived from "Runst" (running water), which refers to a spring that was once located there. The steep vineyards facing southwest to southeast at an altitude of 110 to 180 metres above sea level cover 50 hectares of vineyards, of which only half are planted. The diverse soils consist of greywacke in the eastern part, as well as hanging loam, loess and loess loam in the western part. Here, 70% Pinot Noir is cultivated, as well as Blauer Portugieser, Frühburgunder, Dornfelder, Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris), Müller-Thurgau and Riesling. Shares in the site are held, for example, by members of the winegrowers' cooperatives Ahrweiler Winzer-Verein eG and Ahr Winzer eG, as well as the wineries Adeneuer, Bertram Julia, Heiner & Kreuz berg, Jean Stodden, Kreuzberg, Kriechel Peter, Lingen Peter, Maibachfarm, Max Schell, Sermann-Kreuzberg and Weingut Sonnenberg.
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