Popular single-layer name in Germany, which in addition to the following also occurs in the following municipalities: Aspisheim (Rheinhessen), Burg Layen (Nahe), Dreis, Franzenheim (Mosel), Gau-Algesheim, Laubenheim Mainz (Rheinhessen), Mertesdorf (Mosel), Rück (Franconia) and Zotzenheim (Rheinhessen).
The name "Johannisberg" in the growing area Rheingau has several meanings, which very often leads to confusion. A district of the municipality Geisenheim is called "Johannisberg". Behind it is the famous one Johannisberg Castle (Image), which belongs to the wine-growing domain of the same name. This winery also owns the historical vineyard of the same name around the castle (single location) "Schloss Johannisberg" around this mountain. And last but not least, “Johannisberg” is also the name of the only area in the Rheingau region. The winery also has a close relationship to Johannisberg history GH by Mumm.
The location was created by combining the previously independent vineyards Jacobstein, Johannisberg, Krapenberg, Paulsberg, Talkenberg, Wackerbarth, Wettinhöhe and Zechstein. The southwest-facing vineyards with 5 to 15% slope cover 40 hectares of vineyards on granite weathered soils with sands in the lower area. Here are the varieties Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Ruländer ( Pinot gris ), Traminer, Kerner, Scheurebe and Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) cultivated. The vineyards, for example, have a share in the situation Hofloessnitz, Wackerbarth Castle, Shared apartment Niederlössnitz and shared apartment Zitzschewig.
The vineyards, which are oriented from northwest to southwest to 200 to 330 meters above sea level with a slope of 5 to 60%, cover 130 hectares of vineyards. The bottom layer consists of shell limestone with broken sandstone. Above the vineyards there is a forest belt that protects against cold east winds. The Won Rothlauf (pictured) is a VDP classified Great location. Mainly the varieties Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Riesling and Pinot Noir are cultivated. The vineyards, for example, have a share in the situation Bickel stump, Hart private winery, July Hospital, May Rudolf, Schwab Thomas and Winemaker family Koch.
This single layer is one of the oldest documented vineyards in Europe and also in the world, which emerges from a list of goods of the Barons von Dalberg from the 12th century. However, the first finds go back to Roman times. The relatively small south-facing vineyard at 210 to 280 meters above sea level with 10 to 60% slope includes almost seven hectares of vineyards in the Gräfenbach valley, a side valley of the lower Nahe. The floor consists of a violet-red, calcareous conglomerate of volcanic origin with stony-gravelly loam on colored sandstone (Rotliegendes). Above all, the two varieties Riesling and Pinot Noir are cultivated. The vines, some of which are very old, are rooted up to 20 meters deep in the Rotliegendes. The vineyard, for example, has a share in the location Prince Salm.