Famous single location in the municipality Forst in the area Mittelhaardt, Großlage Mariengarten in the German growing area palatinate, The German Chancellor Prince Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) made after enjoying a Riesling from this location of the winery Reichsrat of Buhl the saying: "This monster tastes tremendous to me" . He made the situation world famous. By the way, Bismarck got the winery on the occasion of his 68th birthday Bassermann-Jordan also a bottle of the legendary 1811er donated from this location. The local inn Zum Forster Monster insists that Napoleon (1769-1821) in the late summer of 1805, when he moved through the Palatinate on the way to Austerlitz, in the "Napoleon room" of the house. The name "Forster monster" comes from an official writer named Johann Adam Ungeheuer in Deidesheim from 1699, who "immortalized" his name in an immortal manner. So the name has nothing to do with a monster, although there are two stone monsters at the entrance and exit of Forst.
The south and southeast aligned vineyards are located 130 to 170 meters above sea level at the foot of Haardtgebirge. They cover almost 33 hectares of vineyards with up to 30% slope, about one third of which is terraced, The soil consists of weathered red sandstone with limestone scree and volcanic basalt with deep underground with good Water storage capacity, In frosty Spring nights is due to the slope of the outflow cold air masses to Rhine valley favors and thus the risk of frostbite on the young exaggerated largely excluded. Especially with Riesling bestockte situation is predestined for this variety. Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Acham-Magin. Bassermann-Jordan. Biffar Josef. Dr. Bürklin-Wolf. Kimich. Lucashof. Margarethenhof. Mosbacher Georg. Müller-Catoir. Müller Eugen. Reichsrat of Buhl. Siben. Spindler Henry. Wachtenburg winegrower and Winery of Winning,