The dear lady, pilgrims and west winds
In the Middle Ages, on a high plateau about 215 metres above sea level, a Gothic Church of Our Lady actually stood here, together with a hospital courtyard for feeding pilgrims. It was built by the Lords of Dalberg. The location was given the name "in unser lieben frauen padt" in 1524 and "am Liebfrauenberg" in 1737. Today, the foundations still rest under the vines. The "Mariensäule", a monument in the middle of the vineyard, and the name of the single vineyard still remind us of the once highly revered site. The poor soil is characterised by heavy lime marl, with a massive lime reef resting in the subsoil. Cool westerly winds cause the grapes to ripen late. A top site for salty, mineral and complex Rieslings.
> Discover this single vineyard via the Jakobsweg or other routes in the vicinity, such as the Bohnerz-Weg: https://dittelsheim-hessloch.de/naherholung/