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At roughly 320 m above sea-level, the Eichelberg in Fürfeld is the second highest elevation in Rheinhessen. It is mainly our Pinot Noir grapes that grow here.

 

Like the Heerkretz and the Goldenes Horn, the Eichelberg consists of weathered porphyry. All our vineyards on this site face south and, owing to the Eichelberg’s altitude, enjoy cooler temperatures and long growing seasons.

 

The site’s name is probably derived from its dome-like elevation in the shape of a reclining acorn (Eichel).

 

The vineyards on the Eichelberg have been owned by the family for a long time, because the Steitz family originally came from Fürfeld and married into Stein-Bockenheim.

EICHELBERG