It is considered as the crown jewel among the Gimmeldingen sites: extraordinary wines have been growing in the Mandelgarten for over 600 years. Its name comes from almond trees, which have been cultivated here since the Middle Ages. This small, high-quality terrain bore the name Gimmeldinger Meerspinne and it still is the heart of the world-famous “Meerspinne”.
The Mandelgarten is located on a foothill of the Palatinate Forest, which – inclined to the east – catches the warming sun early in the morning. During the night, cold breezes from the nearby Gimmeldingen valley blow down the Mandelgarten and thus preserve the characteristic acidity during the ripening period. The soil consists of eroded red sandstone and loess deposits that have settled on a massive limestone ridge. Loess is a sediment from prehistoric times and consists of quartz grains, lime fragments, glimmer and clay particles. This rock dust now offers our vines a nutrient-rich soil, which produces highly-concentrated, silky wines with a delicat fruit and an incredible lenght. A water vein running on the rock ensures that the vines are well supplied even in the hot summer months. With yields of less than 45 hl / ha, Riesling, Spätburgunder and St. Laurent of our finest quality are grown here.