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single vineyard in the municipality of Ihringen (Kaiserstuhl area) in the German wine-growing region of Baden. The Winklerberg forms the southern foothills of the Kaiserstuhl. Ernst Georg Lydtin, a doctor from Ihringen, rendered great services to the reclamation of the area. In 1813, he acquired part of a former dolorite quarry and planted vineyards. In the course of time, clearing was continued and the terrain was partly fortified with retaining walls up to eight metres high. The Winklerberg, which is completely protected against the cold north winds, is considered the warmest German location with an almost subtropical climate. This was established by Professor Dr. Karl Müller (1881-1955), the director of the Freiburg Viticultural Institute, through on-site investigations between 1928 and 1932. The vineyards, which are oriented to the west-northwest to southeast, and in the steep terraces predominantly to the southwest, at an altitude of 190 to 295 metres above sea level with a slope inclination of 0 to 80%, comprise 117 hectares of vineyards. The site was considerably expanded in the course of land consolidation and is quite varied due to its size. In the historic Winklerberg, volcanic weathered soils with silicate inclusions predominate, on the high plateau loess soils. Burgundy varieties are cultivated in particular. The wineries Dr. Heger, Gebrüder Müller, Karle Gerhard, Pix Reinhold and Stigler Andreas, for example, have shares in the site.

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