Ingelheimer Schloss Westerhaus (Westerhaus Castle of Ingelheim)
The white mountain in the Rheinhessen red wine growing area
The Ingelheim vineyards are mainly located on two opposite slopes: Mainzer Berg and Westerberg. The Mainzer Berg is predestined for Pinot Noir. On the Westerberg, facing east-northeast and with lime-rich soil, many white varieties grow: Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. The name is due to Westerhaus Castle, which still oversees the vineyards today. The first documented mention of the vineyard dates back to 1408. The castle was bought by the Opel automobile family in 1900; their descendants continue to run the winery today. Hiking enthusiasts can best discover the single vineyard and the castle via the hiking trail Hiwweltour Westerberg.
>> To the other two single vineyards of Ingelheim on the Mainzer Berg: Horn and Pares
>> To the Hiwweltour Westerberg
>> To the Westerhaus Castle Winery: https://www.schloss-westerhaus.de/