Along with Altenberg, Herrenberg, Kapellenberg, Kirchberg, Klosterberg and Rosenberg, the designation is one of the most common single-vineyard designations in Germany. A Sonnenberg occurs a total of 80 times in almost all growing regions, making it by far the most common name. Many other vineyard names contain "sun" as a component. The best possible exposure (sunlight) plays an important role during the vegetation cycle.
The south to south-east facing vineyards with a slope of 20 to 30% cover 24 hectares of vineyards. The soils, which are rich in skeletons in places, consist of loamy sand to clayey loam. Here, mainly the varieties Riesling, Traminer, Muskateller, Müller-Thurgau, Cabernet Dorsa, Pinotin and Frühburgunder are cultivated. The Thüringer Weingut Bad Sulza w inery, for example, has a share in the site.
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