In addition to the four sites described in detail below, there are also individual sites of this name in Germany in the wine-growing communities of Burg Layen (Nahe) and Gau-Algesheim (Rheinhessen). The name is derived either from the reddish coloured soil or the soil type Rotliegend or from "Rodungsberg"(cleared mountain).
The stone cross at the head of the vineyard was erected in 1808 by Count Friedrich von Ingelheim and bears the inscription According to old legend, the wind once drove a mill where these vines are now. This indicates that a windmill once stood here. The south-facing vineyards at an altitude of 100 to 130 metres above sea level with up to 40% slope, comprise 20 hectares of vineyard area. The soils consist of coarse weathered rock with slate inlays over Taunus quartzite and are interspersed with oxidised clay (iron oxide). They have good water storage capacity. Riesling is cultivated here above all. The vineyards Erbslöh, Privy Councillor J. Wegeler Erben, Geisenheim and Schönborn Castle are among those that have shares.