The growing area is located in the state of Baden-Württemberg Germany, The vineyards cover 11,461 hectares of vineyards, which are between the Lake Constance and the valley of the Tauber below Rothenburg (Taubergrund). The geographical and climatic conditions are characterized by many river valleys. The tributaries Rems, Enz, Kocher and Jagst flow to the Neckar on its very winding course. There are many southern slopes on the river banks with widely spaced vineyards. In summer there is enough sun to give red wines strength and color. Two thirds of the vineyards are steep slopes or slopes, Heilbronn is the wine capital of Württemberg and to a certain extent also that of Germany, because here the competition of the DLG (German Agricultural Society). In vineyard there is a teaching and testing facility for vine growing, from August herald (1902-1973) some successful new breeds like Dornfelder. Cabernet Cubin. Cabernet Dorio and Cabernet Dorsa were created.
The soils are characterized by Keupe formations and on the middle Neckar by shell limestone islands. There is continental climate with hot summer, sunny autumn and frosty Winter before. The favorable microclimate along the Neckar and the shell limestone and Keuper soils are particularly suitable for red wines.
The growing area consists of six areas with 17 large layers and 207 individual layers. The area named after three rivers Kocher-Jagst-Tauber is in the north and is the only one specializing in white wines. It is divided into two major locations, Kocherberg and Tauberberg. The Tauber contributes the section from Tauberzell to Creglingen, the rest belongs to other growing areas. The predominant soil type is shell limestone. Well-known winegrowing communities with their individual layers:
By far the largest and most important area of the Württemberg Unterland is divided into the nine major locations Heuchelberg, Kirchenweinberg, Lindelberg, Salzberg, Schalkstein, Schozachtal, Stauffenberg, Stromberg and Wunnenstein. The vineyards are mainly in the middle and lower Neckar valley, as well as severely fragmented in many small areas east of the Neckar along the tributaries Bottwar, Murr and Schozach. The climatic conditions and the soils are somewhat different in this area. The terrace vineyards on the river bank are characterized by shell limestone, those beyond Keuper. Well-known winegrowing communities with their individual layers are:
The Remstal-Stuttgart area is in the southeast of the growing region. The vineyards are located up to 400 meters above sea level in the river valley of the Rems. It is divided into the five major locations of Hohenneuffen, Kopf, Sonnenbühl, Wartbühl and Weinsteige. In the somewhat cooler and more precipitation-rich area there is a certain Riesling tradition....