>> Freiburger Schloßberg <<

History:
Vines have been cutivated here for at least a thousand years, yet because of its stragically favorable location, the Schlossberg was frequently the site of fierce battles, after which it lay fallow for generations.After his victory over Freiburg, the ” Sun King” Louis the 14th commissioned his military engineer Vauban to construct massive bulwarks on the hill.

They werde short-lived: 66 years later, yet another band of French troops demolished them. Today the ruins of the old fortfications have a more peaceful function – they make up the walls that support the vine-laden terraces on the Schlossberg.

Position:
This vineyards belongs to the Breisgau district. Its southeastern exposure is sunny and protected, but it has nearly twice as much rainfall as the Kaiserstuhl. Furthermore, a cool wind- the ” Höllentäler ” – blows in from the Black Forest promptly at 9:30 p.m.

The soil of this extremely steep site – with an inclination of up to 70 % -consists of weathered stony gneiss that is rich in iron. It is a veritable ” mineral bank” for the vines.