Vineyard site : Deidesheimer Herrgottsacker
Grape varieties cultivated
84% Riesling, 9% Merlot, 7% Spätburgunder (pinot noir)
120 - 180 m above sea level
To the east flat; to the west of the Weinstrasse (German Wine Road) sloping and rising towards the edge of the forest.
Clayey sand, partly with stony soil. On the slopes weathered lime stone.
121.5 hectares (303.8 US acres)
Origin of name
'Gottesacker' designates the churchyard or graveyard. In historical times such site names were given to the glory of God; they confirmed man's belief that wine was a blessed gift from God.
The light, stony soil produces balanced, fruity wines with a pleasant level of acidity. In the Hahnenböhl area of this site the high level of limestone results in wines with a mineral flavour and an excellent balance of acidity and freshness. The red grape varieties ripen early on the permeable soils.