The VDP.GROSSE LAGE® SCHARLACHBERG is located north of Bingen-Büdesheim and nearly reaches the Nahe River on its west end. It has a south and to a lesser extent southeast aspect and its weathered slate rock is heterogeneously scarlet red (scharlach) coloured due to its high iron oxide content. The vineyard is located between 100 and 220 metres a.s.l. at gradients that vary between a steep 50 percent and 20 percent. The soils are comprised of both loamy sand and rocky-sandy loam. The rocky soils put vines here at an advantage in wet years. In addition to this, the winds from the Hunsrück have a drying effect, which helps keep grapes dry in autumn and make a late harvest possible. The main grape variety is Riesling.
History: This site first appeared in documents dating 1248 with the name “vocatur scarlachen” (named scarlet). The name stems from the scarlet red colour of soils containing iron oxide.