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Schlossberg (single vineyard Germany)

A common name for a single location in Germany. It is mostly derived from a (possibly no longer existing) manorial building on the top of a hill.

Achkarren/Oberrotweil - Baden (Kaiserstuhl)

The upper part below the ruins of Höhingen Castle was converted into vineyards in 1819 by blasting the steep rock faces. The vineyards, which are in the form of four amphitheatres facing west to south-east, but mainly south-facing, at an altitude of 190 to 320 metres above sea level with a slope gradient of 20 to 80%, cover 80 hectares of vineyards. The very large and therefore heterogeneous site is divided into the four areas of Böhmischberg, Büchsenberg, Schlossberg and Schneckenberg. The soils consist of dark, weathered, skeleton-rich volcanic rock with a partially artificially applied loess layer. In some areas, the soil is so poor that the vine stakes had to be embedded in concrete for stability. Here, mainly the varieties Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Silvaner are cultivated. Shares in the site have for example the wineries Augit, Dr. Heger, Freiherr von Gleichenstein, Keller Franz, St. Remigius, Waßmer Fritz, Wassmer Martin and Winzergenossenschaft Achkarren.

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