The southeast facing VDP.GROSSE LAGE® KIRSCHGARTEN begins directly at the city limits of Laumersheim and stretches up the side of the mountain to cooler, higher elevations. The soils also become increasingly powerful and the limestone becomes more dominant. The part of the vineyard closest to the city are protected from the wind and also benefit from the warmth radiated by the houses. A nearby embankment also benefits the microclimate. The Orlenberg Mountain helps shield the GL KIRSCHGARTEN from cool west winds. Rain often remains absent for weeks during summer and the average yearly precipitation is under 500 mm (Rhineland-Palatinate. 800 mm). Loess loam mixed with limestone forms the top soil, which has good water storage capacity. Deep limestone of tertiary origin comprises the subsoil. The site lies at around 140 metres a.s.l. and has a slope gradient of around 15 percent. The predominant varieties are Riesling, Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), and Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc). History: The parcel was originally the property of a nunnery that belonged to the Kirschgarten Monastery in Worms. The site was first mentioned in documents dating 1654 as “Im Kirschgarthen”.

Layer profile

Growing AreaPfalz
Graded area119,99 acres
Graded vinesRiesling, Weißburgunder, Spätburgunder
VDP.Growers working in this layerKnipser | Zum WeingutPhilipp Kuhn | Zum Weingut

Geological data

Elevation115-150m ü. N. N.
Groundloess loam over limestone rock, calcareous marl

Meteorologic Data