Stilisierte Karte von Rheinhessen

Bechtolsheimer Sonnenberg

As always in Rheinhessen, this name comes from the southern position of the vineyards.

facts and figures

Vineyard: 84 hectare Community: Sea level: 145-195 m Exposure: South to Southeast

soil types

Loess / Pararendzina

Loess Pararedzina

Wind deposition of calcareous dust in the ice ages

fertile, deep, light loam soil, clayey silt, very good storage capacity for plant-available soil water, adequate aeration, nutrient-rich, calcareous, moderate warmability, good rootability, high growth potential

Yellow-fruity aromas, apple, peach, pear, citrus, delicately fruity, slim, refreshing, gentle acidity, medium-strong structure, juicy elegant, drinkable early, tasty charm, uncomplicated complexity, fruity, cheerful expression

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Explore the area

Hiking tours

Kulturweg Petersberg

The 7 km circular walk around the Petersberg lies between Bechtolsheim and Gau-Odernheim. The Petersberg belongs with 246 m to the highest elevations of Rheinhessen. At its summit is the ruins of the 10th-century St. Peter's Church with the once three-nave basilica on the "Mons beati petri", which was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War until then because of its special crypt But the underground crypt of St. Peter's can still be relived as an impression of space: two replicated staircases illustrate the processional character of the historic crypt, and since 2009 an alternative route to the St. Jacob's Way in Rheinhessen Over the Petersberg, two relaxation loungers and the wine tables invite hikers on this route for a break.

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