The designation counts next to Herrenberg, Kapellenberg, Kirchberg, Klosterberg, Rosenberg and Sonnenberg to the most common single-layer names in Germany. The name is derived from the fact that in the old days the winegrowers often concentrated on the best local vineyards and mostly kept them until death.
The south-southeast facing vineyards at 145 to 260 meters above sea level with 50 to 85% slope Tilt cover 19 hectares of vineyards. The single layer is a small enclave Hörrecker locked in. The Riesling variety is mainly cultivated on weathered greenish-gray slate soils with a clayey, silty, reddish iron-containing fine soil. The vineyards, for example, have a share in the situation Episcopal wineries Trier, Mertes Johann Peter, Othegraven, Reinert, Van Volxem and United hospitals.
The southwest-facing vineyards at 320 to 380 meters above sea level with 30 to 40% slope are located in a small side valley of the Rems in the middle of the Schurwald. They are well protected from winds and fog. The floors are made of Keuper and colored marl with mixed sandstone. Here z. B. the Riesling is cultivated. Have shares in the location z. B. the wineries Ellwanger Jürgen, Haidle Karl and Schnaitmann.
There are further locations with the name Altenberg in the municipalities Abtswind (Franconia), Avelsbach (Mosel), Bad Bergzabern (Palatinate), Ballrechte-Dottingen (Baden), Beutelsbach (Württemberg), Britzingen (Baden), Deutzbach (Württemberg), Ergersheim (Franconia), Flein (Württemberg), Grunern (Baden), Hammelburg (Franconia), Heidelsheim (Baden), Hillesheim (Rheinhessen), Kürenz (Mosel), Lauda, Laufen (Baden), Meddersheim (Nahe), Neuweier (Baden) , Niedernhall (Württemberg), Oberemmel (Mosel), Raumbach (Franconia), St. Ilgen (Baden), Stockheim, Strümpfelbach (Württemberg), Sulzburg (Baden), Sülzbach (Württemberg), Trier (Mosel), Untertürkheim (Württemberg), Weisenheim am Sand (Palatinate), Weißbach (Württemberg), Wellen (Mosel) and Wimmental (Württemberg).
Schnait: winery Schnaitmann