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Stone head

Single location in the municipality of Heppenheim in the German wine growing area 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 the best Heppenheim site. The south- and south-west-facing vineyards at an altitude of 110 to 200 metres above sea level with a gradient of 10 to 50% comprise 27 hectares of vineyards. The soils, some of which are very stony, consist of yellow coloured sandstone in the upper area and red, weathered red sandstone in the lower area. The 6.9 kilometre long "Wine and Stone Adventure Trail" leads through the site, where numerous diagrams present interesting facts about the wine, grape varieties, geology, climate, history, flora and fauna of the region. The vineyard can be accessed via a steep staircase with a total of 323 steps to the top. The main varieties grown here are Riesling,Pinot Noir, PinotGris and Chardonnay. Members of the Winzervereinigung Bergsträßer Winzer, as well as the Hessische Staatsweingüter and H. Freiberger wineries, for example, have shares in the vineyard.

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