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Würzburg Pfaffenberg

See below Pfaffenberg,

Frequent designation of single layers in Germany. It is derived from the fact that many vineyards were formerly owned by the church or monasteries or monastic orders (priests = pastors, priests).

Hattenheim - Rheingau

It is assumed that the name goes back to "Dydo", the son of the knight Nikolaus von Scharfenstein, who was also called "Pfaffe" and had his estates in Hattenheim. According to another version, the name refers to the "Pfaffen" of Eberbach Monastery, who were the sole owners of this vineyard until secularisation in 1803. The south-facing vineyard, at an altitude of 80 to 120 metres above sea level with a 15% gradient, comprises six hectares of...

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