SCHÄWER, Burrweiler | VDP.GROSSE LAGE®




A very unusual geology for the region is found in the VDP.GROSSEN LAGE® SCHÄWER. A tectonic shift of the Upper Rhine Rift has pushed grey Devon slate to the surface. The typical weathered Bunter sandstone, loam and eroded slope rubble is also present. The southeast-facing slope rises at a 30 % gradient, which is relatively steep for this area. The dark slate captures the suns warmth and releases it in the night. The Haardt Mountains protect the site from cool west winds.

Growing Area



Graded area2,91 
AlignmentS
Elevation270-295m
Groundschist (Devon slate),coloured sandstone
Graded vinesRiesling

Meteorologic Data