The VDP.GROSSE LAGE® KAMMERBERG is located in the French part of the Sonnenberg vineyard. Its slope drops at a 30 percent gradient toward Weißenburg (Wissembourg) in the south. The soil is weathered limestone, loam, and clay over pure limestone subsoil. This soil is predestined for Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir). Due to intense solar radiation, the site warms quickly, and grapes ripen well. The proximity to the Lauter Valley simultaneously provides the side with cool winds in the night, which help preserve fresh acidity. History: The wines of the Kammerberg already enjoyed great popularity among the monks at the Benedictine monastery in Weißenburg hundreds of years ago in the early Middle Ages. They stored the “Kammer” (chamber) wines in their monastery cellar. Despite this, the site was forgotten until Friedrich Becker rediscovered it in 1965. As this plot is located in France, German wine estates are not allowed to use the vineyards name on the label.

Layer profile

Growing AreaPfalz
Graded area9,88 acres
Graded vinesSpätburgunder
VDP.Growers working in this layerFriedrich Becker | Zum WeingutJülg | Zum Weingut

Geological data

Elevation200-250m ü. N. N.