The cultivation area lies in the federal state Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany, The vineyards cover 11,461 hectares of vineyards, located between the Lake Constance and the valley of the Tauber below Rothenburg (Taubergrund) extend. The geographical and climatic conditions are characterized by many river valleys. On its very winding course the tributaries Rems, Enz, Kocher and Jagst stream to the Neckar. On the banks of the river lie many southern slopes with widely separated vineyards. In summer there is enough sun to give red wines power and color. Two thirds of the vineyards are steep slopes or slopes, Heilbronn is the wine capital of Württembergs and to a certain extent also the one of Germany, because here the annual competition of the DLG (German Agricultural Society). In vineyard there is a teaching and research institute for grape growing, at the August herald (1902-1973) some successful new breeds like Dornfelder. Cabernet Cubin. Cabernet Dorio and Cabernet Dorsa were created.
The soils are characterized by Keuperformen and on the central Neckar by shell limestone islands. It is continental climate with hot summer, sunny autumn and frosty Winter ahead. The favorable microclimate along the Neckar and the Muschelkalk and Keuperböden are particularly suitable for red wines.
The cultivation area consists of six areas with 17 large layers and 207 individual layers. Named after three rivers, the Kocher-Jagst-Tauber area is located in the north and is the only one specialized in white wines. It is divided into the two major locations Kocherberg and Tauberberg. The Tauber contributes the section from Tauberzell to Creglingen, the rest belongs to other cultivation areas. Predominant soil type is Muschelkalk. Well-known wine-growing communities with their individual layers:
By far the largest and most important area of Württembergisch Unterland is divided into the nine major cities of Heuchelberg, Kirchenweinberg, Lindelberg, Salzberg, Schalkstein, Schozachtal, Stauffenberg, Stromberg and Wunnenstein. The vineyards are mainly in the middle and lower Neckar valley, as well as heavily fragmented into many small areas east of the Neckar along the tributaries Bottwar, Murr and Schozach. The climatic conditions and the soil are slightly different in this area. The terrace vineyards on the river bank are characterized by shell limestone, those off Keuper. Well-known wine-growing communities with their individual layers are:
The area Remstal-Stuttgart is located in the southeast of the growing area. The vineyards are mainly up to 400 meters above sea level in the river valley of the Rems. It is divided into the five major cities Hohenneuffen, Kopf, Sonnenbühl, Wartbühl and Weinsteige. There is a certain Riesling tradition here in the slightly cooler...