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Ober-Olmer Kapellenberg

Ober-Olmer Kapellenberg (Chapel Hill of Ober-Olm)

The little chapel naming the vineyard The name of the single vineyard comes from the small chapel on the outskirts of Ober-Olm, the St. Valentinus Chapel. It was mentioned as early as 1342. The present building is a late Gothic hall church that was extended around 1720 in Baroque style. The chapel was formerly the destination of pilgrimages to St. Valentine, the emergency helper of those suffering from the "falling sickness". A wide variety of grape varieties thrive on clay marl and limestone. The single vineyard sites are widely…

Ockenheimer Hockenmühle

Ockenheimer Hockenmühle

The mill on the hill of Hucco “in de Hocke gehen” (engl. to squat) means to bend the knees, to make oneself very small. Hence the name? No. The location was first mentioned in a document in 1348 with the name "hinter deme huckenbule". Middle High German "buhil" means hill. And "Hucken" probably comes from a personal name. The mill on the Hucco hill. Riesling, Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau and many more grow on deep, chalky loam and clay marl. > Hiking trails of the village Ockenheim https://ockenheim.de/tourismus/wanderwege/ > To the…

Ockenheimer Kreuz

Ockenheimer Kreuz (Cross of Ockenheim)

An old field cross and many different grape varieties The site was first mentioned in 1471 with the name "an dem crutze". An old field cross gave this site its name. No surprise, as Jakobsberg monastery is not far away and still exists today. Not to be confused with the Ockenheimer Friedenskreuz, this one is not located in the "Ockenheimer Kreuz" vineyard. Different grape varieties grow on drift sand Rigosol. > Hiking trails of the village Ockenheim https://ockenheim.de/tourismus/wanderwege/ > To the other sites of Ockenheim:…

Ockenheimer St. Jakobsberg

Ockenheimer St. Jakobsberg

Vineyard swing by the monastery The name is based on the immediate vicinity of the Jakobsberg monastery. The almost 300-year-old "pilgrimage chapel to the Fourteen Helpers in Need" is located on top of the mountain. A monastery, an educational centre and a youth centre belong to the estate. The vines in the single vineyard thrive on sand and clay marl Pararendzina. The vineyard swing of Ockenheim offers a magnificent view over the valley of the river Rhein. > On the regional history of the Jakobsberg monastery:…

Offsteiner Engelsberg

Offsteiner Engelsberg

An old German name perpetuated  No heavenly children. No angelic vision. No mountain in the shape of an angel. The site was mentioned in a document in 1820 with the name "auf dem Engelsberg". The camp name is based on a personal name like Engelbert or a similar sounding name. This is an old high German name. Today no child is called Engelbert anymore. Did Engelbert live there, did he own land there? And when was that? Was he a count, a feudal lord, a craftsman? One does not know any more. Riesling or Pinot Blanc, which grow there on loess…

Oppenheimer Herrenberg

Oppenheimer Herrenberg

Wonderful vineyard site Above Oppenheim, beginning at Landskron Castle, this single vineyard site runs along the slope to the south-southeast. The name actually refers to gentlemen, not meaning fine men, but actual rulers. It is unknown whether ecclesiastical or secular lords are meant, but it is suspected, that the lords of Dalberg gave the vineyard its name. They were one of the most important noble families in medieval Oppenheim. The Herrenberg is interspersed with limestone, a deep and poor soil, especially for white grape varieties…

Oppenheimer Kreuz

Oppenheimer Kreuz

Presented to the Pope A red sandstone cross, a votive cross, stands at the foot of a vineyard in this single vineyard. This is probably where the name comes from. A votive cross means a special kind of cross: The cross was erected out of gratitude. As a rescue from an emergency. Riesling and also increasingly Pinot Noir vines grow here, which have freshness and finesse. A nice anecdote: Pope Benedict was served a 1999 Pinot Noir from this vineyard by the Kühling-Gillot winery as a mass wine - how fitting. The winemakers therefore call the…

Oppenheimer Sackträger

Oppenheimer Sackträger (Bag Carrier of Oppenheim)

Carrying goods from the river to the town Guilds and associations of craftsmen or merchants were very important in the Middle Ages. In Oppenheim there was a guild of sack bearers. Today they would be called transporters or logisticians. They once carried the ship's goods from the river Rhein to Oppenheim, as the town is located on an elevated site. Certainly a lot of goods were stored in the cellar labyrinths afterwards. These can still be visited today. The single vineyard was mentioned in 1475 as "hinder dem sacktreger thorne". Heavily…

Osthofener Goldberg

Osthofener Goldberg

Miniature castles, church on a hill and Riesling on limestone Site names with "gold" are beautiful - and frequent. They refer to the esteem in which the site is held. The "Osthofener Goldberg" is a limestone site and brings a cool, salty minerality to the wines. Winegrowers cherish especially Rieslings from this vineyard like a treasure. But also Chardonnay and other varieties. A chapel was built on the mountain as early as the Middle Ages, in the 6th century. It was dedicated to Saint Remigius, Bishop of Reims. The parish basilica was…

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E-Mail: info@rheinhessenwein.de