55218 Ingelheim am Rhein
Red crosses and magnificent Portugiesers
German Red Cross? No. The DRK does indeed maintain a local association in Ingelheim, but it has nothing to do with this single vineyard. The location was first mentioned in a document in 1383 with the name "an dem Crutze". A red field cross gave this vineyard its name. It was considered a resting place for the population at that time. The single vineyard between Ingelheim and Heidesheim presents itself idyllic and wild, with many hedges and fruit trees. Award-winning Portugiesers, among others, thrive on drift sand and limestone.
> To the other single vineyard sites of Ingelheim: Höllenweg, Horn, Pares and Schloss Westerhaus
> Ever visited the Ingelheim Imperial Palace? https://www.kaiserpfalz-ingelheim.de/
Sun, Selz and super wines
Not to be confused with the 1-hectare single vineyard "Ingelheimer Sonnenberg" in the middle of the city. The Sonnenhang is 88 hectares in size and is located in the extension of Ingelheim-Süd and on the Selz River. Sonnenhang and Sonnenberg are quasi-synonyms. This name comes from the generally favorable position towards the sun. Here, the Mainzer Berg slopes west-southwest toward the Selz Valley and allows optimal sun exposure. On limestone, loess and loam grow a variety of vines of rather strong style: Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. In the soil there are fossilized corals and snails.
> To the synonym single vineyard of Ingelheim: Sonnenberg
> Experience Ingelheim on the fruit route via bike: https://www.rheinhessen.de/radrouten-rheinhessen/obstroute
Pares from Paradies? Origin of name unclear, wines paradisiacal.
Where does the name come from? One can only speculate! Three variants are conceivable. Number one: The name of the site is derived from the Middle High German word "Parich" for "horse". In former times, there was an old cattle drift on this site, an agricultural path for driving cattle. Number two: In Latin there are the words "pār" for equal, on a par with and "pārēre" for to show oneself, to direct oneself towards something. Number three: The medieval term "paradeis" was shortened to "pares". The winegrowers particularly like this variation. The paradisiacal location! But wherever the vineyard name actually comes from, its lime and loess are ideal conditions for red wines, such as Pinot Noir and Pinot Madeleine. The single vineyard belongs to the Mainzer Berg, above Ober-Ingelheim.
> To the other single vineyard sites of Ingelheim: Höllenweg, Horn, Rotes Kreuz and Schloss Westerhaus
> To the hiking trails in Ingelheim https://www.ingelheim-erleben.de/wanderwege-in-ingelheim/0