The VDP.GROSSE LAGE® JESUITENGARTEN is located on the outskirt of Forst directly in the neighbourhood of four other prime vineyards: GL KIRCHENSTÜCK, GL UNGEHEUER, and GL PECHSTEIN. Due to its high mineral content, optimal available water capacity, and diverse soils of calcareous and clay, sandy loam with limestone rubble, and in some places a high concentration of weathered basalt or humus, this is considered one of the very best vineyards in the Pfalz. The basalt components help warm the east facing site quickly in the morning sun. A west to east breeze cools and dries the grapes in the evening and helps to ensure that even highly ripe grapes remain healthy. The vineyard slopes at 4 to 7 percent and spreads between 100 and 145 metres a.s.l. Exclusively Riesling grows here.
History: The site was placed in the second highest category in the Bavarian vineyard classification of 1828. The Jesuit Monastery of Neustadt and der Weinstraße was the former owner of the site, which is the origin of its name.