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The designation counts next to Altenberg. Herrenberg. chapel hill. Kirchberg. Klosterberg and Rosenberg to the most common single-layer names in Germany. A Sonnenberg comes in almost all of them growing areas 80 times in total, making it by far the most common name. "Sun" is included as a component in many other layer names. This is not surprising, since it plays the best possible exposition (Sun exposure) during the growth cycle of vine an important role.

Bad Sulza - Saale-Unstrut

The south-southeast facing vineyards with 20 to 30% slope cover 24 hectares of vineyards. The partially skeleton-rich floors consist of loamy sand to clayey loam. Here are mainly the varieties Riesling. Traminer. muscatel. Müller-Thurgau. Cabernet Dorsa. Pinotin and Frühburgunder cultured. The winery, for example, has a share in the location Thuringian winery Bad Sulza,

Bönnigheim - Wuerttemberg (Württembergian lowlands)

The vineyards, which face south-southwest to northeast with a slope of 0 to 40%, cover 150 hectares of vineyards on gypsum keuper and reed sandstone soils. Due to the size it is a very inhomogeneous position. The high-quality areas are those that are south-southeast facing and sheltered from the wind bath Scales and stone turnips. The winery, for example, has a share in the location Dautel,

Eltville - Rheingau

The south-facing (from which the name is derived) vineyards with a slope of 10 to 25% comprise 78 hectares of vineyards mainly on deep loess and loess soils. The best plots are in the middle. This is where the variety comes in Riesling cultivated, The two wineries, for example, have shares in the location Baron Langwerth von Simmern and HJ Ernst,

Single layer Sonnenberg in Eltville in the Rheingau
© klickrhein , Frank Förster / Rheingau

Ingelheim - Rheinhessen (Bingen)

The west-facing flat vineyard covers only 0.4 hectares of vines on loess and sandy loam. Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) cultivated. The location is the sole property of the Neus winery.

Leinsweiler - palatinate (Southern Wine Route)

The south-southeast facing vineyards with 5 to 15% incline cover almost 120 hectares of vineyards. The soils, which change greatly due to their enormous size, consist of loam and sand, which are crisscrossed with shell limestone and debris on the upper slopes. Above all, Riesling is grown here. The vineyards, for example, have a share in the situation Ackermann Frank. Ehrhart. Emil Bauer & Sons. Erlenwein. Leiner Bruno. Siegrist. Sienese Peter and Stübinger Peter,

Neuenahr - Ahr

The situation is loosened up in its southern orientation by several smaller side valleys; in these the vineyards face east or west. The 10 to 45% steep vineyards cover 47 hectares of vineyards. The floors consist of a skeleton-rich conglomerate of greywacke and slate, which is mixed with hanging clay, loess loam and loess. Some of the terraces are listed. More than 90% of the red varieties Pinot Noir, Portugieser, Dornfelder, Frühburgunder, Domina and Regent, as well as the rest of the white varieties Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Kerner and Müller-Thurgau are grown. The vineyards, for example, have a share in the situation Adeneuer. Bertram Julia. Castle garden. Jean Stodden. Kreuzberg. Creep Peter. Lingen Peter. Meyer Näkel. Nelles Thomas. Riske Erwin. Riske Reinhold and Weingut Sonnenberg,

Schweigen - Pfalz (Southern Wine Route)

The location comprises a total of 145 hectares of vineyards at 160 to 280 meters above sea level with 10 to 45% slope and consists of several parts. The centerpiece is located directly on the French border, some parts are in Alsace. It was formerly referred to as the "changing position" due to the "frequently changing nationality" between France and Germany. The south-facing vineyard consists of deep limestone weathering soils with good Water storage capacity, Riesling is mainly grown here.

The "Kammerberg" area was an independent individual location and was only integrated in 1971. It is already on French soil. In the Middle Ages it was owned by the monastery in Wissembourg. The wine was called "Chamber Wine". The south-facing vineyard at 250 to 260 meters above sea level covers 2.5 hectares of vineyards and consists of lime marl and clay with pure limestone underground. It is particularly suitable for Pinot Noir. The "Saint Paul" area is also entirely on French soil in Alsace. The name derives from a nearby outpost known as "Sankt Paulin" Cistercian monastery Weissenburg. The south-facing vineyard with rocky limestone soil with little earth support is very suitable for Pinot Noir.

The name of another area "Raedling" is derived from "clearing". This south-east facing vineyard at 180 to 220 meters above sea level with an incline of up to 33% comprises eight hectares of vineyards. Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir in particular are cultivated on the skeleton-rich limestone marl soil with limestone rocks in the subsoil. And a fourth area in Alsace is called "Strohlenberg". The wineries, for example, have shares in various areas of the location Becker Friedrich. Bernhart. Gnägy. Jülg Werner and Shy Klaus,

Sulzfeld - Franconia (Maindreieck)

As part of the Land consolidation in 1971 Sulzfeld's Sonnenberg became the single location Cyriakusberg incorporated. In 2013, it was reactivated as an independent single location through the initiative of a winery. The south-facing vineyards cover 35 hectares of vineyards at 210 to 270 meters above sea level with 10 to 25% slope. The bottom consists of shell limestone and then passes to Lettenkeuper (yellow limestone). Here are the varieties Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Chardonnay and Frühburgunder grown. The Augustin wineries, for example, focal spot and Tenth farm family Luckert,

More communities

There are further individual locations called Sonnenberg in the municipalities Alsheim, Alzey, Aspisheim (Rheinhessen), Bechtolsheim (Rheinhessen), Berghausen (Baden), Beutelsbach (Württemberg), Bockenheim / Weinstraße (Pfalz), Cochem (Mosel), Dalberg (Nahe), Dertingen (Baden), Ebernach (Mosel), Eichtersheim (Baden), Ellerstadt (Palatinate), Eschelbach (Baden), Essingen (Palatinate), Flein, Gemmingen, Geradstetten (Württemberg), Gönnheim (Palatinate), Großheringen (Saale-Unstrut) , Guldental (Nahe), Gundelfingen (Baden), Gundheim, Guntersblum, Hackenheim (Rheinhessen), Heilbronn (Württemberg), Heimersheim (Rheinhessen), Hergenfeld (Nahe), Hohen-Sülzen (Rheinhessen), Ilbesheim (Pfalz), Irsch, Kanzem (Moselle), Kembach (Baden), Kindenheim (Palatinate), Kleinheppach (Württemberg), Marktbreit (Franconia), Michelfeld (Baden), Mühlheim, Neuleiningen (Palatinate), Niedermennig (Mosel), Niederolm (Rheinhessen), Norheim, Nussbaum ( Nahe), Oberotterbach, Obrigheim (Pfalz), Opfingen (Baden), Roxheim (Nahe), Ruwer, Schleich (Mosel), Sch nait (Württemberg), Schöneberg (Nahe), Schwabenheim (Rheinhessen), Schwaigern (Württemberg), Sehl (Mosel), Sinzheim (Baden), Sommerloch (Nahe), Sonnendorf (Saale-Unstrut), Sprendlingen, Stein-Bockenheim (Rheinhessen) , Stetten, Talheim (Württemberg), Trier (Mosel), Udenheim (Rheinhessen), Unkel (Middle Rhine), Untereisenheim (Franconia), Varnhalt (Baden), Veldenz (Mosel), Vendersheim (Rheinhessen), Waldrach (Mosel), Weisenheim / Berg (Palatinate), Wildtal (Baden) and Wonsheim (Rheinhessen).

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