Single location in the community Assmannshausen (District of Rüdesheim) in the German growing area Rheingau, The name does not derive from the place of horror, but from the old high German "Helda" for stockpile or steep slope. It is documented that at least the Pinot Noir variety has been grown here since 1470. In 1814, on the occasion of his trip to the Rhine, wine expert Johann Wolfgang von, who otherwise preferred white wines, Goethe (1749-1832) the Höllenberg red wine praised in the highest tones.
The south and south-west facing vineyards at 80 to 300 meters above sea level extend from Rhine down to a side valley and cover 46 hectares of vineyards. The location counts with 30 to 60% slope Tilt to the steepest vineyards Germany. The microclioma is positively influenced by the Rhine. The medium to deep soils consist of violet-colored, leafy layers of weathered Taunusphyllite slate with admixture of loess loam with a high heat storage capacity.
Due to its excellent suitability for red wine, Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ), but also the Riesling cultured. The vineyards, for example, have a share in the situation Allendorf. Chat Sauvage. Dr. Corvers-cautery. Hessian state wineries. Johanninger. Kesseler. King Klaus & Ursula. King Robert. Crown. GH by Mumm. Ress Balthazar. Schönborn Castle and Wilhelm Mohr heirs,