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Umstraße

In addition to Starkenburg one of the two areas of the German wine-growing region Hessian mountain road; look there.

With only 427 hectares of vineyards least growing region Germany is nestled between the rivers Neckar, Rhine and Main in the protection of the Odenwald. The largest part extends along the Rhine. Already the Romans operated viticulture here and laid the "Via strata montana" (mountain road). The first written mention was made in 755 regarding the donation of a vineyard in Heppenheim. The mild climate caused Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) on his return from the coronation in Frankfurt to euphoric exclamation: Here Germany begins to become Italy . The cultivation area is divided into the two areas Umstadt (Odenwälder Weininsel) and Starkenburg , in three major locations and in 23 individual locations. The viticulture communities with their individual layers:

  • Alsbach : Schöntal
  • Auerbach : Old castle, Fürstenlager, Höllberg
  • Bensheim : Fürstenlager, Hemsberg, Kalkgasse. Kirchberg, Paul, String Ling
  • Brensbach : Holy Fir
  • Dietzenbach : Wingertsberg
  • Erbach (district Heppenheim) : Maiberg
  • Gronau (district Bensheim) : Hemsberg
  • Groß-Umstadt : Herrnberg, Stachelberg, Steingerück
  • Heppenheim : Centgericht, Eckweg, Maiberg, Steinkopf, Stemmler
  • Heubach (district Groß-Umstadt) : Herrnberg
  • Kleestadt (district Groß-Umstadt) : Stachelberg
  • Klein-Umstadt (district Groß-Umstadt) : Stachelberg
  • Roßdorf : Rossberg
  • Schoenberg : Princes' camp, Herrenwingert
  • Seeheim (with district Jugenheim) : Mundklingen
  • Under Hambach : Maiberg, Steinkopf, Stemmler
  • Cell : Hemsberg, String Ling
  • Zwingenberg : Old castle. scree

Map with growing area Hessian mountain road
Due to early spring and late autumn, there is a relatively long growing season with the best sunshine and enough rainfall, This results in optimal conditions for viticulture, especially Riesling. The main wine...

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