Single location in the community of Rüdesheim am Rudesheimer Berg in the German growing region Rheingau, The name refers to the Ehrenfels castle built in 1211; the vineyards were planted around the same time. These were in the possession of the Kurmainz government for a long time. After a difficult ascent through the steep terraces, the ruins of the castle, which was destroyed in 1689, offer a unique viewpoint of the Rhine bend known as the "Binger Loch". From here the four growing regions Middle Rhine, Nahe, Rheingau and Rheinhessen are in view. The formerly extremely narrow and steep terraces were difficult to manage by hand until the end of the 1960s. Between 1970 and 1985 there was a Land Consolidation, in which driveways were created and larger areas were created between spacious terrace walls.
The south-facing vineyards at 90 to 170 meters above sea level with 5 to 70% (35 °) slope Tilt comprise almost 22 hectares of vineyards. In some areas, the situation is one of the steepest vineyards in Germany. The deep, skeleton-rich floors made of weathered quartzite slate with red slate deposits have a high heat storage capacity. Water shortages can occur in hot years. Most of all here Riesling as well as Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) cultivated. The vineyards, for example, have a share in the situation Episcopal winery Rüdesheim. Breuer Georg. Dr. Corvers-cautery. Dr. Heinrich Nägler. Privy Councilor J. Wegeler Heirs. GH by Mumm. Hessian state wineries. Kesseler. Leitz Johannes. Ress Balthazar. Schönborn Castle and Strieth Thilo,