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Term for the position of a vineyard slope with respect to the direction of the midday sunshine (direction of the sun's rays). It is given in degrees in relation to the north direction (often only with, for example, "exposed to the south" or similar):

  • 0 ° = north slope - no sun, often referred to as the "shadow side"
  • 90 ° = east slope - lots of morning sun
  • 180 ° = south slope - often referred to as the "sunny side"
  • 270 ° = west slope - lots of evening sun; large in Central Europe Weather influence exposed


In viticulture, the best slope exposure in dry, heat-favored areas is an orientation from southeast to east. Sufficient in climatic border areas with heat deficits rainfall south to southwest exposures are optimal. One is an advantage hillside with a corresponding one tilt angle, A good exposure with sufficient sun exposure is an eminently important factor for an optimal one photosynthesis, Solar radiation and the associated temperatures are important criteria for the so-called Weinbauwürdigkeit, See also under climate,

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