single vineyard in the municipality of Randersacker (Maindreieck area) in the German wine-growing region of Franconia. It is criss-crossed by numerous retaining walls, from which the name is derived. The site was first mentioned in a document in 1240 as "monte Rode adut Randersacker" (on Mount Rode near Randersacker). Today, it includes the formerly independent Hohes Roth, Paradies and Rückersell vineyards. The vineyards, which face west-southwest to southwest in the shape of a cone at an altitude of 190 to 280 metres above sea level with a slope of 10 to 60%, cover 59 hectares of vineyards. The soils consist of shell limestone with alluvium at the foot of the slope. In the steepest part, the upper soil layers consist of clayey loam, which is also mixed with sand in the slope area. Silvaner, Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir are cultivated here. The wineries Arnold Wilhelm, Göbel Martin, Meier Markus, Reiss Christian, Schloss Sommerhausen, Schmachtenberger Berthold, Schmitts Kinder, Staatlicher Hofkeller Würzburg, Stahl Albrecht, Störrlein, Trockene Schmitts and Weingut Am Stein, for example, all have shares in the site.
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