Popular single-vineyard designation in several growing regions in Germany. The name refers in part, but not for all sites, to a mining of the precious metal that took place at this location.
The steep south to southwest-facing vineyards at an altitude of 110 to 180 metres above sea level with a slope gradient of 30 to 60% cover 29 hectares of vineyards. Remains of a Roman villa were discovered during the construction of the Ahrweiler bypass. Smelting furnaces found during the excavations confirm the mining of silver ore, from which the name of the mountain and single vineyard is most likely derived. A second variant comes from the name Selberberg, which is the dialectal expression for sage. The soils consist mainly of greywacke with sandy loam at the foot, as well as occasional slate and loess. The majority of the grapes grown are Pinot Noir, Blauer Portugieser, Dornfelder, Acolon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Frühburgunder and Regent. Members of the Ahr Winzer eG, for example, as well as the Heiner & Kreuzberg, Kreuzberg, Maibachfarm, Max Schell and Weingut Sonnenberg wineries have shares in the site.
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