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single vineyard in the municipality of Heppenheim in the German wine-growing region of Hessische Bergstrasse. It was first mentioned under this name in 1655. In 1842, the well-known wine scientist Johann Philipp Bronner (1792-1864) described it as Heppenheim's best vineyard. The south and south-west facing vineyards at 110 to 200 metres above sea level with a slope of 10 to 50% cover 27 hectares of vineyards. The soils, some of which are very stony, consist of yellow red sandstone at the top and red, weathered red sandstone at the bottom. The 6.9-kilometre-long "Wine and Stone Experience Trail" leads through the site, where numerous displays present interesting facts about the wine, grape varieties, geology, climate, history, flora and fauna of the region. The vineyard can be climbed to the top via a steep staircase with a total of 323 steps. The main varieties grown here are Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Members of the Bergsträßer Winzervereinigung, as well as the Hessische Staatsweingüter and H. Freiberger wineries, for example, have shares in the vineyard.

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