The VDP.GROSSE LAGE® ROTHENBERG is a steep site that drops at a 40 gradient down to the first buildings of Geisenheim. The nearly 20 hectares face due south at 100 to 130 meters a.s.l. The soils are bright red from iron oxide. They are comprised of weathered rock with slate and Taunus quartzite. The soil has good available water capacity.
History: “Roth” is an old German spelling for “red” and “berg” means “mountain”. The name of the Rothenberg vineyard thus stems from the red coloured iron oxide in its soil. The vineyards was first mentioned in written documents in 1145. In the world’s oldest vineyard classification map, which dates 1867, the site is given superior Class I status, equal to Rüdesheimer Berglagen, Schloss Johannisberg, Steinberg, Marcobrunn, and Gräfenberg.