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Steinbach

Single location in the community of Sommerhausen (area Maindreieck) in the German growing area Franken. The origin of the name is a small brook, which carries water in winter. In summer, however, there is only the dry stream bed known as Steinbach. The vineyards, which are mainly oriented towards west-southwest and partly south-southwest in the form of a cauldron at an altitude of 200 to 280 metres above sea level with a slope gradient of 25 to 65%, cover 41 hectares of vineyard area. The shallow soils consist of extremely skeleton-rich shell limestone. The main varieties cultivated here are Riesling and Silvaner. The retaining walls that run through the mountain act as a heat reservoir. The Felshof - Wenninger, Meier Markus, Schloss Sommerhausen and Steinmann Artur wineries, for example, have their share of the site.

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