Vines grow on a windblown deposit of ice age loess over loam and deep calcareous marl. The soil is easily warmed in the summer.

History: The site name was first documented in 1541 and stems from the guild of sack carriers (Sackträger). Sack carriers brought shiploads of goods from the Rhine into the city.


Nestled in the soft hilly landscape between Oppenheim and Dienheim somewhat more distanced from the Rhine River. The site possesses deep loess banks at its core, which are interspersed with limestone and marine limestone fractions.

History: “Site of the pope”. The 1999 (Pinot Noir) once served as the sacramental wine for Pope Benedict XVI. Since then, the red wine from the KREUZ is considered the Châteauneuf-du-Pape of Rheinhessen.


The sun’s full potential comes into play in this wind-protected site with an east to south aspect. The vines, predominantly Riesling, grow in calcareous marl with relatively high clay content. The HERRENBERG rises from 140 to 160 metres a.s.l. with a moderate slope gradient of 35 percent.

Excerpt from the catalog of the VDP classification.