Single location in the municipality Westhofen (area Wonnegau) in the German growing area Rheinhessen, It was already in the year 1282 in a deed of donation to the Cistercian pen Otterberg in the Palatinate called "Marstene". The name is derived not from "moor", but from "Marstein", which probably indicates a landmark (landmark). The south-facing vineyards at 140 to 280 meters above sea level with up to 20% slope Tilt cover 144 hectares of vineyards, which extend between the two municipalities Gundersheim and Westhofen. Only about 50 acres in the middle slope of this huge location are considered privileged.
The Tonmergelboden with limestone deposits in the upper class consists in the underground of massive, water-bearing limestone rocks. The upper layer is made of heavy clay marl with limestone inlays. Here are mainly the varieties Riesling. Müller-Thurgau. Dornfelder and Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ). Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Geil - Römerhof. Grosse Friedrich. Gutzler Gerhard. Hirschhof. Keller Klaus. Knobloch Klaus. Seehof Ernst Fauth. Changer Katharina. Winter Stefan and Wittmann Philipp,