KÖNIGLICHER WEINBERG, Pillnitz | VDP.GROSSE LAGE®

The VDP.GROSSE LAGE® KÖNIGLICHER WEINBERG lies above the Pillnitz Castle. It drops from its highest point at 170 metres a.s.l. down to 125 metres at a moderate incline of 30 %. The vineyard faces south-southwest toward the Elbe River. Riesling is the predominant variety and grows on weathered granite. The Elbe Valley offers vineyard slopes good protection in a very northern location. Days are also longer and the sunshine is able to warm the dark granite soil in this GL quite well. History: The vineyard above the Pillnitz Castle was planted nearly two centuries ago under the reign of Frederick Augustus I, King of Saxony. The vineyard was laid out with a route system for delivery, waterways – both above ground and underground, and a press house. A little church dedicated to the Holy Spirit is also located in the vineyard.

RegionMosel-Saar-Ruwer
AlignmentSSW
Groundweathered granite
Graded vinesRiesling, Grauburgunder, Weißburgunder


Meteorologic Data

MonthsTemperature
(Average temperature per month in °C)
Sun
(Anual sum of hours of sunshine)
Precipitation
(Anual sum ofprecipitation)
Januar1,548,749,7
Februar2,175,532,1
März5,6135,336,9
April10,4192,231,3
Mai14,5207,567,3
Juni17,6206,372,0
Juli19,9221,196,0
August19,2212,688,0
September14,9153,259,1
Oktober9,8111,448,5
November6,364,344,6
Dezember2,557,446,6