Pinot Noir and a spelling mistake
It can sometimes be very amusing how names are established. For this vineyard, name very likely originates in a spelling mistake: In the first documented reference from 1364, the vineyard is called "Uf dem Burgwege" (engl. On the castle path). However, what might actually have been meant is “Bergwege" (mountain path); The writer changed the "e" to a "u". The slope of the "Bodenheimer Burgweg" hill has an impressive ten to 25 percent gradient and consists of glacial loess and sandy clay loam. The light, nutrient- and lime-rich soil is particularly suitable for the cultivation of Pinot Noir, but also Riesling, Silvaner and Scheurebe. Bodenheim is part of the RheinTerrassenWeg, a hiking trail parallel to the river Rhein. The people of Bodenheim like celebrating at the tower. The most important occasion there is the Sankt Albansfest, a wine festival in June.