The designation counts next to Altenberg. Herrenberg. chapel hill. Klosterberg. Rosenberg and Sonnenberg to the most common single-layer names in Germany. It occurs around 50 times in 8 of the 13 growing regions (see then last paragraph). This makes Kirchberg the second most common single-layer name in Germany. The reason is in the many vineyard possessions of the church seen over centuries.
The vineyards with a slope of 10 to 35%, oriented towards the south-south-west and in a small section towards the south-east, cover around 90 hectares of vineyards on limestone soils. Here, for example, Müller-Thurgau and Schwarzriesling are cultivated. Members of WG Tauberfranken, for example, have shares in the situation.
The managed Kirchberghäuschen is located on the top of the Kirchberg. The vineyard, oriented from south to west, with a slope of 10 to 30%, encompasses almost five hectares of vines on skeleton-rich granite weathering soil. Riesling in particular is cultivated here. The vineyard of the city of Bensheim, for example, has a share in the location.
The south-southeast facing vineyards with 10 to 40% incline cover 17 hectares of vineyards. These consist of rock weathering soils with a very high proportion of stones and slab. The winery, for example, shares in the location Prince Salm,
The northwest to east-facing vineyards with 10 to 30% slope cover 25 hectares of vineyards on Keuperboden. Silvaner and Riesling are cultivated here. Shares have z. B. the wineries Temple Harald. Princely Castell's domain office and Hofmann Mario,
The south-facing vineyard at 80 to 200 meters above sea level with a 70% gradient covers around five hectares. The soil consists of reddish-sandy slate and sandy quartzite with iron inclusions (hematite) with a high proportion of rock. The late Gothic Johanniskirche stands on one of the terraces. Above all, Riesling is cultivated. The wineries, for example, have shares Ch. W. Bernhard. Gietzen Albrecht and Heymann-Lowenstein,
The south-west to south-facing vineyards at 260 to 360 meters above sea level with 10 to 40% slope cover 37 hectares of vineyards. The mostly shallow soils consist of limestone weathering clay (Rendzina) with Jurassic limestone. Here mainly the varieties Gutedel ( Chasselas ), Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Riesling and Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) cultivated. Markgräflerland and Schlossgut Istein,
The vineyards, mainly facing south and in a terrace complex facing southeast to southwest at 200 to 260 meters above sea level with a 10 to 30% gradient, cover 3.3 hectares of vineyards. They consist of extremely rocky volcanic weathering soil with weak loess and limestone inclusions. The location is protected from the wind by a forest to the north. Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Muscatel are mainly cultivated here. The vineyards, for example, have a share in the situation Cellar Franz and Salwey,
The predominantly terraced vineyards, which face north-west to east and are up to 390 meters above sea level with a slope of 20 to 50%, cover 50 hectares of vineyards. The weathered volcanic rock floors are partially covered with loess. There are also pure loess clay areas. The situation was changed in the course of Land Consolidation Significantly expanded in 1971. In the historical area of origin there is an impressive flora and fauna with bee-eaters, red-backed shrike and orchids. Above all, the Burgundy varieties are cultivated. The winery, for example, has a share in the location Treasure Gregor & Thomas,
The southwest-southeast facing vineyards with up to 30% slope cover 42 hectares of vines on loess clay soils with yellow limestone. This is considered the best area won "Kalkofen". The Schwörer Lothar winery, for example, has a part in the location.
There are further individual locations called Kirchberg in the municipalities of Astheim (Franconia), Barbelroth (Palatinate), Bingen and Kempten (Rheinhessen), Bönnigheim (Württemberg), Burgen (Mosel), Eckelsheim (Rheinhessen), Edenkoben (Pfalz), Efringen-Kirchen ( Baden), Esslingen (Württemberg), Frei-Laubersheim (Rheinhessen), Freudental (Württemberg), Gabsheim (Rheinhessen), Gleishorbach, Gleiszellen (Pfalz), Gottenheim (Baden), Großfischlingen und Kleinfischlingen (Pfalz), Hackenheim (Rheinhessen), Hohenhaslach , Hohenstein (Württemberg), Huttingen, Istein (Baden), Kirchheim (Württemberg), Kirchhofen (Baden), Könen (Mosel), Königheim, Königshofen, Kraichtal, Lipburg (Baden), Moselkern (Mosel), Münchweier, Oberöwisheim, Obertürkheim ( Württemberg), Osthofen (Rheinhessen), Riet, Sachsenheim (Württemberg), St. Martin (Pfalz), Udenheim (Rheinhessen), Uettingen (Franconia), Unteröwisheim (Baden), Veldenz (Mosel), Waldböckelheim (Nahe), Wallburg (Baden ) and Würzburg-Heidingsfeld (Franconia). In the growing area Franconia there is also a large location in Kirchberg.