Single location in the community Assmannshausen (District of Rüdesheim) in the German wine-growing region Rheingau, The name does not derive from the place of horror, but from the Old High German "hero" for heap or steep slope. It is documentary evidence that here at least since 1470, the variety Pinot Noir was grown. In 1814, on the occasion of his trip to the Rhine, wine connoisseur Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) the Höllenberg red wine praised in the highest tones.
The south and southwest aligned vineyards in 80 to 300 meters above sea level extend from Rhine to a side valley and cover 46 hectares of vineyards. The situation counts with 30 to 60% 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 taunus phyllite slate with admixtures of loess clay with high heat storage capacity. Due to its excellent suitability for red wine, the Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ), but also Riesling cultivated. Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Allendorf. Chat Sauvage. Dr. Corvers-cautery. Hessian state vineyards. Johanninger. Kesseler. King Robert. Crown. GH from Mumm. Ress Balthazar. Castle Schönborn and Wilhelm Mohr heirs,