Today a long cherished wish has been fulfilled. With signing the contract with the Town Council of Neustadt an der Weinstraße both Steffen Christmann and Müller-Catoir are taking over the historical vineyards FENCHELBERG, ZIEGELBERG and VOGELGESANG
. An area of about nine ha the vineyards can be seen fom afar and were once the pride of Neustadt`s winegrowers. In the fities and sixties due to their exposed location and the resulting difficulties in tending the vines the vineyards were neglected and gradually forgotten. Beside the original charm of unspoilt nature and the breathtaking view of Neustadt and the Rhine valley the vineyards, of course, promise high quality crops and wines. It is our mutual commitment to lay open these hidden treasures within the next years by carefully employing ecological means and so to revive the characteristics of the sites.
The south slope, a listed area, is prehistoric rock soil consisting of a rare sort of muschelkalk soil. The vineyards profit not only from the adjacent Palatinate Forest, the currents of warm air rising from the valley in the evening and ample sunshine but also from an extraordinary micro climate. It is the perfect Riesling terroir.
An outstandig landmark situated inmidst the vineyards is a small, graceful temple built in 1853/54 by the Neustadt merchant and estate owner Friedrich Deidesheimer. During his frequent business trips to Munich he often visited the English Garden and enchanted by the famous Monopteros he decided to build a replica high up in his vineyards at home.