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Winery Dechent

Discover our Rheinhessen wines produced with heart and love

Operating Philosophy: Quality awareness and sustainability are our motivation to make good wines. That is why we pay special attention to the care of our soils, our grapevines and the grapes. With targeted pruning and bud reduction, defoliation and the "green harvest" in August, we achieve the best quality for our grapes. The Saulheimer locations Schlossberg, Hölle and Probstey as well as Stadecker Lenchen with weathered floors of calcareous loam, clay and marl also form a good basis for our fruity wines with subtle minerality. After the harvest we process the grapes carefully and treat each wine individually - with know-how and tact.

The variety ranges from the traditional Rheinhessen Silvaner, which we age on the lees, to Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling for the whites and Dornfelder, Portugieser, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon in the reds. Our Riesling and Pinot Noir carry as a sign of the typicality of the regional Rheinhessen origin of the "provenance with profile".

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Lydia und Mario Dechent
Auf dem Römer 9 55291 Saulheim

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Stadecker Lenchen

Stadecker Lenchen

To lend, to lean on - best to drink up!

The vineyard name comes either from the word "Lehen" meaning "lent property" or from the word "Berglehne", an outdated word for mountain slope. The second would be correct, at least geographically, because the "Lenchen" nestles on the slope. Silvaner, Pinot Gris or Riesling grow here on loess, sand and clay marl. The almost ten-kilometre-long hike "Stadecker Warte" offers great panoramic views over the lower Selz valley, various resting places and shows soil profiles. At the top of the plateau, the "Stadecker Warte", which stands on the border of the "Spitzberg" single vineyard, welcomes you.

> Info about the Hiwweltour Stadecker Warte:
> About the other sites of Stadecken: Spitzberg
> Rheinhessen-Blog:

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Saulheimer Hölle

Saulheimer Hölle

Limestone hell: Sun-kissed vines, cool limestone aromas  

Yes, the vineyard is south-facing and sun-drenched. However, the name does not mean that it is a  sinking hot hell. "Hell" rather refers to a gentle slope. The site was mentioned in documents in the mid-15th century with the name "uff helden" and at the end of the 17th century with the name "zu höllen". Clay marl and fertile loess are found here as a base. The subsoil is limestone, which is predestined for top Rieslings and Pinot Noirs. As early as 1963, the Saulheimer Ortschronik wrote: "The Nieder-Saulheimer wine is powerful, of exceptional quality and purity. The top wines from the Zu Höllen, Probstey, Hauben and Norenberg vineyards deserve special mention."

> Hiking, cycling tours, history, tourism etc. of Saulheim: 

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The layer designation indicates a spiritual possession.
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Saulheimer Schloßberg

Saulheimer Schloßberg

Castles, warm winds and no man's land

On 6 May 1588, "Seyfried von Dienheim" laid the foundation stone for the construction of the castle in Nieder-Saulheim. After the French Revolution, the estate passed into private hands - and it still is today. The vineyard, named after the castle, is characterised by deep clay and lime and clay marl. The microclimate is unique: the surrounding hills - like a cauldron - protect the vines from the wind. There is a connection to the river Rhein through the Selz valley. Even on cold autumn days, warm winds reach the Schloßberg. The Pertel tower, built by the Dechent family winery, offers a magnificent panorama. The stretch between Saulheim and Partenheim is so quiet and deserted that locals call it "no man's land".

> Regional history of Saulheim: 
> Info about the Pertelturm:
> The dearest knight of Saulheim was known for his "thirst for wine". Info about the knight Hundt:

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