PfarrwingertIn Dernau the Ahr valley widens up into a steep basin, where the Pfarrwingert site is situated. The vineyard is named after Dernau’s Catholic Church who is still the land owner.
The combination of a south-facing incline and quick-warming soils gives this site a favourable micro climate. Found here, the Greywacke is a grainy sedimentary rock which has been compressed together with clay slate fragments to a formation similar to sand stone.
Wines from the Pfarrwingert site are intensely fragrant, reveal subtle fruit, refined spice and great minerality. Due to its warmth the major part of this site is planted with Pinot Noir vines. In addition, the wavelike topography offers great conditions for Fruehburgunder, an early varietal of the Pinot Noir family that prefers slightly colder temperatures. A former government bunker is buried in the hill.