Common single-layer designation in Germany. It derives from the fact that many vineyards were formerly owned by the church or of monasteries or monastic orders were (priest = pastor, priest).
It is believed that the name goes back to "Dydo," the son of the knight Nicholas of Scharfenstein, who was also called "Pfaffe" and had his goods in Hattenheim.According to another version, the name refers to the "clerics" of the monastery Eberbach which until the secularization in 1803 were the sole owners of this vineyard. The south-facing vineyard at 80 to 120 meters above sea level with 15% slope covers six hectares of vineyards, which is surrounded by a wall. The deep, calcareous loess soil is interspersed with gravel and has a good Water storage capacity, Here is especially the variety Riesling cultivated, of which also noble sweet Wines are pressed. The location is the sole possession of Castle Schönborn,
The southwest-facing vineyard with 10 to 30% slope covers 19 hectares of vineyards. The soils consist mainly of slate weathering with predominantly greywacke. Shares in the situation, for example Crawl Peter. Maibachfarm and Winzergenossenschaft Walporzheim,
The oriented to the southwest to southeast vineyards with up to 60% slope cover 56 hectares of vineyards on clayey limestone soils. Originally there were the four independent ones bath Heinrichsleiten, Oelberg, Pfaffenberg and Rossberg. Privileged are the historic Pfaffenberg and the western steep slope of the Rossberg. Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Bürgerspital. Juliusspital and Reiss Christian,
Other single layers with this name exist in the municipalities or growing areas Billigheim-Ingenheim (Pfalz), Burgsponheim (Near), Entringen (Württemberg), Flonheim (Rheinhessen), Ingenheim (Palatinate), Krassolzheim (Franconia), Landau (Palatinate), Mörzheim (Pfalz), Sugenheim (Franconia) and Uffhofen (Rheinhessen).