© Weingut Thomas Lorch, Inh. Klaus Ritter© Weingut Thomas Lorch, Inh. Klaus Ritter

Winery Lorch - Westerheymer Hof

© Weingut Thomas Lorch, Inh. Klaus Ritter
© Weingut Thomas Lorch, Inh. Klaus Ritter
© Weingut Thomas Lorch, Inh. Klaus Ritter

About us

  • Winemaker Thomas Lorch
  • Vineyard-area 11 hectare
  • sparkling wine
  • Ab-Hof/Vinotheque
  • Sylvaner
  • mulled wine
  • Non-Alcoholic Wines

Contact details:

Weingut Thomas Lorch - Westerheymer Hof
Klaus Ritter
In der Hüttstätt 1 55294 Bodenheim

Processed vineyards

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Bodenheimer Silberberg

In a metaphorical name, this is a good vineyard location. Only rarely is such a name based on the occurrence of shiny rocks such as galena.
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The name of the layer is a personal name like Engelbert or similar. based.
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Bodenheimer Hoch

Bodenheim High (High of Bodenheim)

Upwards towards pleasure

Not flat, not hilly, not very steep, but still at a good height: here the vines grow on a slope with a gradient of up to 35 percent. A high plateau at the gates of Mainz! The site was first mentioned in a document in 1629 with the name "auf der Höhe" (engl. On the height). Riesling and Pinot Blanc thrive in loess-loam clay soil, just as well as Pinot Noir and other new red wine varieties. Bodenheim is part of the RheinTerrassenWeg, a hiking trail parallel to the river Rhein. The Rheinhessen RheinRadweg, a bicycle trail, also passes not far from Bodenheim.

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Nackenheimer Rothenberg

Nackenheimer Rothenberg

Where the "Rote Hang" (engl. red slope) is at its reddest

It is the northernmost and one of the steepest sites in the "Rote Hang", the most popular vineyard in Nierstein, and borders directly on the municipality of Nackenheim. The "Rote Hang" takes its name from the geological formation "Rotliegendem". A red soil, coloured by ferruginous clay slate. It is possible that the Rothenberg got its name from the Rotliegendem. The soil is said to be reddest here. Another interpretation would point to an old “Rodungsgebiet” (engl. Clearing area). The site was mentioned in documents as early as 1364 with the name "in dem Rode". This is an area for unique Rieslings, but also Silvaner. The Nackenheim mountain chapel can be seen from afar. The river Rhein flows below, the island of Kisselwörth nestles on the Nackenheim side of the river. Hikers and cyclists enjoy paths with panoramic views. The municipality of Nackenheim is known from Carl Zuckmayer's comedy "Der fröhliche Weinberg" (engl. the happy vineyard).

> Wine festival in the cheerful vineyard AWARDED: https://www.rheinhessen.de/e-weinfest-im-froehlichen-weinberg-ausgezeichnet-1 
> The municipality invites to open-air wine tastings in "Die alte Mistkaut". Also bookable for private events: https://www.nackenheim.de/og_nackenheim/Tourismus/Alte%20Mistkaut/ 
> Info on Carl Zuckmayer's "Merry Vineyard": https://www.nackenheim.de/og_nackenheim/Kultur/Carl%20Zuckmayer/Urauff%C3%BChrung%20%22Der%20fr%C3%B6hliche%20Weinberg%22/
> For hikers: Rheinterrassenweg https://www.rheinhessen.de/rheinterrassenweg-etappe-oppenheim-nierstein-nackenheim-bodenheim
> For cyclists: Amiche cycle path https://www.rheinhessen.de/radrouten-rheinhessen/amiche-radweg
> Rheinhessen blog: https://blog.rheinhessen.de/rheinterrassenweg-carl-zuckmayer-nackenheim/ 

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Bodenheimer Leidhecke

The location was mentioned in 1401 under the name "under the leyden hedges". The name derives from the Middle German word lite and means hillside.
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