The VDP.GROSSE LAGE® KLÄUSERWEG lies to the west of the Johannisberg Schlossberg vineyard. Riesling is cultivated here on deep, calcareous loess loam that is interspersed with rocks and quartzite. The proximity to the Taunus Mountains shields the vineyard from cold north winds. The GL KLÄUSERWEG has a 40 % slope that inclines toward the south between 110 and 150 metres a.s.l.
History: “Via Clusen” was first mentioned in documents dating 1292. Beginning in the 14th century, it was referred to as “Cluserweg”. Like the GL KLAUS, the name of the GL KLÄUSERWEG stems from the former Benedictine Cloister Sankt Georgsklause. The cloister was dissolved in 1452 due to the claimed “immorality” of the nuns that dwelled there. The cloister’s estate continues to exist today.