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Walporzheimer Pfaffenberg

See under Pfaffenberg.

Frequent single vineyard designation in Germany. It derives from the fact that many vineyards used to be owned by the church or monasteries or monastic orders (Pfaffen = priests).

Hattenheim - Rheingau

It is assumed that the name goes back to "Dydo", the son of the knight Nikolaus von Scharfenstein, who was also called "Pfaffe" and had his estates in Hattenheim. According to another version, the name refers to the "Pfaffen" of Eberbach Monastery, who were the sole owners of this vineyard until its secularisation in 1803. The south-facing vineyard at an altitude of 80 to 120 metres above sea level with a slope of 15% covers six hectares of vineyards, which are...

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