Several times occurring single layer designation in Germany, which refers to a possibly no longer existing fortress plant.
It owes its name to the castle, which was built by the German king Philip of Swabia (1177-1208) as his imperial seat. It lies on a former volcanic cone below the single location Landskrone, The oriented from southwest to southeast vineyards in 80 to 200 meters above sea level with up to 50% slope cover nearly 15 hectares of vineyards. The soils consist of Greywacke, Grauwackeschiefer, loess, Lösslehm and Gehängelehm, as well as basalt in the upper area. Above all, the varieties Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Domina and Riesling cultivated. Shares in the situation have for example the producers Adeneuer. Ahr winegrower eG. Bertram Julia. Castle garden. Maibachfarm. Meyer Näkel and Nelles Thomas,
The southwest to east oriented to 60% flat, 20% pending and 20% steep vineyards at 125 to 220 meters above sea level cover 30 hectares of vineyards. The floors are made of slate weathering, Gehängelehm with loess and terrace gravel. Mainly Pinot Noir, Portuguese and Riesling are grown. Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Jean Stodden. Maibachfarm and Riske Erwin,
The mostly stocked with the Riesling vineyard is owned by Castle estate Janson,