single vineyard in the municipality of Bacharach (Loreley area) in the German wine-growing region of the Middle Rhine. It is located in the Steeg side valley of the Rhine, through which the Münzbach flows. To the east is the single vineyard Posten. The name "Wolfshelde", first mentioned in 1335, probably derives from an earlier owner called "Wolf". The south to south-east facing vineyards at an altitude of 100 to 200 metres above sea level with a slope of 50 to 60% cover 20 hectares of vineyards. The Wolfshöhle is separated from the adjacent St. Jost (Steeg) site by the Mönchsrinne (a stream). The soils consist of medium-heavy clay slate weathering and crystalline slate (Hunsrück slate). Riesling is the main variety cultivated here. The Bastian Friedrich, Dr. Kauer and Ratzenberger wineries, for example, have shares in the site.
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