Popular single-layer designation in Germany. The name does not necessarily have a religious background, but can also refer to good sun exposure (holy = bright).
The name is derived from a Christian shrine that once stood here. According to a second version, there was a prehistoric place of worship. The vineyards are easy to Rhine inclined towards. The floor is made of colored slate and deep loess clay with good Water storage capacity, Here above all Riesling cultured. The Egert and Molitor Karl-Johann wineries, for example, have shares in the location.
The south-southeast facing vineyards with 5 to 25% slope cover 143 hectares of vineyards. The rubble-containing limestone floors are permeated with marly clay. Due to the size, it is a very inhomogeneous location, the best plots are in the middle. Among others, the varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Muscatel, Traminer and Pinot Noir are cultivated. Have shares in the location z. B. the wineries Seeber Winfried. Sting Erich and Ziegler August,
There are also other individual layers with the designation Heiligenberg in the municipalities or growing areas Heidelberg (Baden), Häfnerhaslach / Illingen / Schützingen (Württemberg), Krautheim / Klepsau (Baden), hamlet near Monzingen (Nahe) and Zeilitzheim (Franconia).