The VDP.GROSSE LAGE® WALKENBERG is located in the village Walluf in the Rheingau. The vineyard lies on the south slope of a Taunus foothill at 130 metres a.s.l. where it is shielded from cold north winds. It has a gentle 20 % slope gradient. Loess loam over and gravel with high fine-grained earth content dominates the soil. The southern exposure provides optimal solar radiation. Proximity to the Rhine River also contributes to an advantageous microclimate, because temperature extremes in summer and winter are moderated by the water’s surface. The GL WALKENBERG is classified for Riesling and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir).
History: At the foot of the vineyard is a historic textile mill where felt was produced by matting, condensing and pressing – a process that is called “walken” in German.