Frequent designation of single layers in Germany. It is derived from the fact that many vineyards were formerly owned by the church or monasteries or monastic orders (priests = pastors, priests).
It is assumed that the name goes back to "Dydo", the son of the knight Nikolaus von Scharfenstein, who was also called "Pfaffe" and had his estates in Hattenheim. According to another version, the name refers to the "Pfaffen" of Eberbach Monastery, who were the sole owners of this vineyard until secularisation in 1803. The south-facing vineyard, at an altitude of 80 to 120 metres above sea level with a 15% gradient, comprises six hectares of vineyards, which are enclosed by a wall. The deep, calcareous loess soil is interspersed with gravel and has a good water retention capacity. The Riesling variety is cultivated here, which is also used to make sweet wines. The vineyard is in the exclusive possession of Schloss Schönborn.
The vineyard, which is oriented to the southwest and has a gradient of 10 to 30%, comprises 19 hectares of vineyards. The soils consist mainly of slate weathering with predominantly greywacke. Shares in the vineyard are for example Kriechel Peter, Maibachfarm and Weinmanufaktur Walporzheim.
The vineyards, which face south-west to south-east with up to 60% slope, comprise 56 hectares of vineyards on clayey shell limestone soils. Originally there were four independent vineyards: Heinrichsleiten, Oelberg, Pfaffenberg and Rossberg. The historic Pfaffenberg and the western steep slope of the Rossberg are considered privileged. The Bürgerspital, Juliusspital and Reiss Christian wineries, for example, have shares in the site.
There are further individual sites with this name in the municipalities or growing areas of Billigheim-Ingenheim (Palatinate), Burgsponheim (Nahe), Entringen (Württemberg), Flonheim (Rhine-Hesse), Ingenheim (Palatinate), Krassolzheim (Franconia), Landau (Palatinate), Mörzheim (Palatinate), Sugenheim (Franconia) and Uffhofen (Rhine-Hesse).