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,