Popular single layer designation in Germany. The name does not necessarily have a religious background, but can also refer to a good sun exposure (holy = bright).
The name derives from a Christian shrine that once stood here. After a second version, there was a prehistoric place of worship here. The vineyards are easy to get to Rhine inclined towards. The soil consists of colored slate and deep loess clay with good Water storage capacity, Here is especially Riesling cultivated. Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Egert and Molitor Karl Johann.
The oriented south to southeast vineyards with 5 to 25% slope cover 143 hectares of vineyards. The gravelly limestone soils are interspersed with marly clay. Due to the size, it is a very inhomogeneous location, the best parcels are in the middle piece. Among other things, the varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Traminer and Pinot Noir are cultivated. Shares in the situation have z. For example, the wineries Seeber Winfried. Sting Erich and Ziegler August,
Other individual layers with the name Heiligenberg are also still in the communities or growing areas Heidelberg (Baden), Häfnerhaslach / Illingen / Schützingen (Württemberg), Krautheim / Klepsau (Baden), hamlet near Monzingen (near) and Zeilitzheim (Franconia).