Along with Altenberg, Herrenberg, Kapellenberg, Kirchberg, Klosterberg and Rosenberg, this designation is one of the most frequent single layer designations in Germany. A Sonnenberg occurs 80 times in almost all growing areas and is therefore by far the most common name. In many other layer names "sun" is included as a component. The best possible exposure (solar radiation) plays an important role during the vegetation cycle.
The vineyards, which face south to south-east with a slope gradient of 20 to 30%, comprise 24 hectares of vineyards. The soils, which in places are skeleton-rich, consist of loamy sand to clayey loam. The main varieties cultivated here are Riesling, Traminer, Muscat, Müller-Thurgau, Cabernet Dorsa, Pinotin and Frühburgunder. The Thüringer Weingut Bad Sulza, for example, has a share in the location.