Common single-track 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 the 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 embedded 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 was a count of ownership, in which the deed of divorce for the first time the most important Casteller vineyard sites were mentioned. From the castle built in the 16th century today only a staircase tower is preserved. The oriented to the south, southwest and west kesselelförmige 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 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 property of the winery Baron Roeder von Diersburg.
The aligned to the southeast to west-northwest vineyards in 220 to 370 meters above sea level with 15 to 80% slope cover 33.5 hectares of vineyards. The floors are made of weathered granite and are interspersed with porphyry, gneiss and loess. The famous old one...