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Eckelsheimer Kirchberg

Eckelsheimer Kirchberg (Church Hill of Eckelsheim)

Church, cliff and wines from the volcano On the southern border of the district lies the "Beller Kirche", a late Gothic ruin with a high choir, typical for Rheinhessen. The alter dedicated to St. Mary was completed in 1490, the nave in 1519. Today, the ruin is a venue for events, including wine tastings. The single vineyard "Eckelsheimer Kirchberg" refers to this church. The vines are rooted in gravel sand and exceptional volcanic stone. 30 million years ago, the whole region was flooded by a subtropical sea. The coastline of that time,…

Elsheimer Blume

Elsheimer Blume (Flower of Elsheim)

Romantic or economic thinking? Successful either way. Was it delightful field flowers, such as corn poppies or delphiniums, that led to the name? Or does it refer – not very romantically - to the Middle High German word "blum" for yield? Did a Mister Blume once live here? We do not know. The lime and sandy marl soil is rich in nutrients and well aerated. The wines from this top vineyard seem particularly aromatic and delicate. Riesling, Chardonnay, Müller-Thurgau, Scheurebe and Portugieser grow here. > To the single vineyards of the…

Elsheimer Bockstein

Elsheimer Bockstein

Time out for sophisticated Rieslings and Pinot Noirs Goat? Difficult soil? Jacked up? In German, all these words include the expression “Bock”. There are various interpretations on where the vineyard’s name is originated. Did the Romans once sacrifice goats here? Not very likely. The brown loam limestone soil can certainly be difficult sometimes. Or this is at least, what the winemakers say. Jacked up could be right, because in the area of the single vineyard there was once a resting place on the old army road. A rack for storing loads,…

Elsheimer Tempelchen

Elsheimer Tempelchen

Small, fine, French – the small temple surrounded by vines It is one of the smallest single vineyards in Rheinhessen: the "Elsheimer Tempelchen" with ten hectares of vineyards (six hectares planted, as of 2021) is surrounded by a stone wall. Just like in France? Yes! In the center of the vines an arcaded hall with pillars and a sundial is visible from afar. The "little temple" was probably built in Napoleonic times. The Windhäuser Hof, above the single vineyard, was the summer residence of Baron Jeanbon St. André. He sent the wine to the…

Engelstadter Adelpfad

Engelstadter Adelpfad (Noble path of Engelstadt)

Walking aristocrats? No, melting Rieslings Did nobles once walk here? But did they not prefer to ride high on horseback or sit in carriages? The vineyard was first mentioned in a document in 1370 with the name "an dem adelphade" (eng. “by the noble path”). The name is not based on the status of the bypassers, but refers to a ditch. Even today, the meadow ditch runs across the site, with the Selz river flanking one side of the vineyard. The soil is deep, clayey and heavy, with a lot of lime. Full-bodied Müller-Thurgau or melting, dense top…

Ensheimer Kachelberg

Ensheimer Kachelberg

Of ships, vineyard towers and vine diversity Middle High German always has surprises in store: Kachel is derived from "kocke" and means a broad ship with a rounded front. The roundish shape of the hill evokes associations with this comparison. The location was first mentioned in a document in 1442 with the name "in kachelberge". In the middle of the hill: the newly built Ensheim vineyard tower - like a mast on a ship! From there you have a magnificent view of southern Rheinhessen, as far as Odenwald and Pfälzerwald. The winegrowers…

Eppelsheimer Felsen

Eppelsheimer Felsen (Rock of Eppelsheim)

Where Dinotherium once dwelt - limestone for Pinot vines As the name suggests, the soil here is not light and airy. No sand, no loess, but heavy, stony soils. The single vineyard "Eppelsheimer Felsen" is a limestone marl site. The soils are the result of limestone weathering, also known as "terra fusca" or "terra rossa". From the Latin "terra" for land or earth. "Fuscus" stands for brown, "rossa" refers to the reddish colouring caused by iron oxide. In this vineyard, the winegrowers cultivate a wide variety of vines, often Pinots.…

Essenheimer Teufelspfad

Essenheimer Teufelspfad (Devil’s path in Essenheim)

Devilishly good Rieslings and Pinots This single vineyard flanks the municipality of Essenheim in the direction of Ober-Olm and Stadecken-Elsheim - with a view into the Selz Valley. Was the devil at work here? Names with the compound "devil" often indicate disreputable localities. Sometimes, however, it is simply a personal name. In neighbouring Nieder-Olm there still is a street called Teufelspfad. Legend says: A thief planned to steal grapes in the vineyards. On his way, someone stopped him. When he turned around to see who was holding…

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55232 Alzey

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Contact details:

Rheinhessenwein e.V.

Otto-Lilienthal-Straße 4

55232 Alzey

Tel: 06731 89328 0
E-Mail: info@rheinhessenwein.de