Common single-sheet name in Germany, It is usually derived from a (possibly no longer existing) stately building on the top of a hill.
The upper part below the castle ruins Höhingen was converted in 1819 by blowing up the steep cliffs in vineyards. The in the form of four amphitheatres to the west to southeast, but predominantly south-oriented vineyards in 190 to 320 meters above sea level with 20 to 80% slope cover 80 hectares of vineyards. The large location is divided into four areas: Böhmischberg, Büchsenberg, Schlossberg and Schneckenberg. The soils consist of dark, weathered skeletal-rich volcanic rock with partly artificially applied loess top. In some areas, the soil is so poor that the vine piles had to be set in concrete. Here are mainly the varieties Riesling, Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ), Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) and Sylvaner grown. Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Augit. Dr. Heger. Baron von Gleichenstein. Keller Franz. St. Remigius and Winzergenossenschaft Achkarren,
It is a historical location. The south-facing vineyards with 5 to 40% slope cover 15 hectares of vineyards on clay loamy soil. Riesling and Burgundy varieties are cultivated here. Shares have, for example, the wineries Forster Georg. Joh. Bapt. shepherd. Pieroth and Schlossgut Diel,
Here once stood the two main castles of the Counts of Castell. Around the year 1266 there was a count of ownership, in which the deed of distribution the first mention of the most important Casteller vineyard. From the castle built in the 16th century today only a staircase tower is preserved. The oriented to the south, southwest and west kettle-shaped vineyard in 300 to 390 meters above sea level with 40 to 70% slope covers 4.5 hectares of vineyards. The erosion-prone soils on the surface gray-blue soils consist of Gipskeuper, calcareous marl and Grusigem clay stone with deposits of alabaster. Here the varieties Silvaner, Riesling and Rieslaner are cultivated. The location is the sole property of the winery Princely Castell domain office, In the lower slope of the Schlossberg is the location Reitsteig,
The south-facing vineyard is located directly under the walls of the Reichsburg Cochem. This mountain or castle has been a theater of fierce fighting and sieges throughout history. On the steep vineyards, 70 meters above the Moselle, the vines are rooted in brittle blue shale with little fine soil. In 1998, the steep slope was completely new with great effort terraces created. Here are mainly the varieties Riesling and Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ).
The southeast to southwest aligned in the form of a kettle vineyard with 20 to 60% slope covers 3.8 hectares of vines on skeletal granite and gneiss weathering soil. The location is the sole possession of the winery Freiherr Roeder von Diersburg.
The oriented to the southeast to...