Rheinhessen expression: »Wingertshaisjer«
Stone buildings of varied design in the vineyards. Mostly from 18th or 19th Century. They offered the winemaker, his family, vineyard workers and grape harvesters protection from rain and sun and a served as a shelter during lunch break. Occasionally, they were also built as romantic watchtower or as Biedermeier arbour.
A curious rarity are the "Trulli", which are predominantly around Flonheim and Wendelsheim, and which can not be found in any other German wine growing area. In advertisements for Rheinhessen they are therefore depicted as a symbol of the region. The trulli are built like a grenade to beehive-like over a circular to slightly oval ground plan and roofed by a cone-shaped vault. The most beautiful of these vineyard cottages is located in Flonheim (district Uffhofen) above the Rabenkanzel in the Aulheimer Tälchen. It was built in 1756 with sandstone from Flonheim and has a square knob as a tip. This so-called "white house" and others were presumably created by Lombardian stonemasons who worked in the Flonheim stone bridges at the time.