Directly in front of Haus Waldfrieden lies the Alfer Hölle, exposed to the southeast. It has the status of an independent site and is in the sole possession of the winery. With 1.7 hectares, the “Hell” is the largest contiguous vineyard of the estate, planted with Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon. The deep, iron-rich red slate soil has a high proportion of humus and fine soil and is sufficiently supplied with water, which enables optimal vine growth even in dry years. The 8000 Riesling vines are around forty years old and produce powerful, full-bodied and very long-lasting wines. The 1000 Cabernet Sauvignon vines are twenty years old and produce a fruity, full-bodied red wine, which gives our Cuveé X the necessary backbone.
In 2011 we were able to lease a vineyard 300 m away, which is also marked as “Hell” in the vineyard register. The extremely steep, terraced Little Hell was demonstrably planted in 1900 with 1200 root-true Riesling vines and is therefore one of the oldest vineyards in Germany. The ancient vines, deeply rooted in the mineral-rich slate soil, produce particularly extract-rich, individual and elegant Riesling wines.