Sites.

Our vineyards are situated in the neighboring wine-growing villages of Laubenheim, Rümmelsheim and Dorsheim, a few kilometers northeast of Bad Kreuznach. The three most renowned sites are Burg Layer Schlossberg and – most notably – Dorsheimer Goldloch and Dorsheimer Pittermännchen.

DORSHEIM PITTERMÄNNCHEN

VDP.GROSSE LAGE®

Southern alignment with a gradient of up to 45%. Loam soil with slate and pebbles. At a depth of about 50 cm: porous yellow-white slate, remains of the Devonian sea that are 360 million years old. The weathered slate gives the Riesling citrus and peach aromas, herbal-spicy notes as well as a mineral character rich in pressure and tension. “Pittermännchen” is a 16th-century German expression for a silver coin.

DORSHEIM GOLDLOCH

VDP.GROSSE LAGE®

Southern alignment with up to 55% inclination. Rock-dominated loam soil with quartzite and quartzite conglomerates. Has its origins in the 280-million-year-old desert landscape of the Nahe region. The soil gives the Riesling ripe peach notes and exotic fruit aromas as well as a juicy, rather opulent but nevertheless delicate character. The word “Goldloch” probably refers to a buried gold mine tunnel.

Our two
VDP.GROSSE LAGEN®
are interesting
antagonists.

While Pittermännchen
is the purist type,
Goldloch produces
opulent wines.

BURG LAYER SCHLOSSBERG

VDP.ERSTE LAGE®

South-eastern to south-western alignment with a gradient of up to 40%. Soil dominated by clay, with reddish-silver and blueish streaks of weathered slate. Excellent water storage capacity. Produces Rieslings of captivating fruitiness, with racy mineral notes and fine spiciness.