Blue - grey-brown mixed slate soil, partly with sand and gravel deposits.
From Thomas Jefferson to Theodor Fontane to the English royal family, the Brauneberger Juffer is the epitome of Riesling enjoyment at the highest level! Napoleon counted the site among the pearls of the Moselle.
The name Juffer originated around 1790, when the three unmarried daughters (Juffern) of the Electoral Palatinate chamberlain Wunderlich cultivated wine in Brauneberg. Since then, the wine from this steep slope - Brauneberger Juffer - has become a household name for wine connoisseurs all over the world. The name Brauneberger Juffer has always stood for top-quality wines that are known far beyond our borders. In old wine auction lists and chronicles, Brauneberger Juffer is always found among the finest Riesling wines.
The Juffer vineyard is a pure south-facing slope of blue-grey Devonian slate with gradients of up to 80% and today covers an area of approx. 31 ha. The 10-hectare section that stretches around the sundial is called the Juffer sundial. In the past, sundials were only erected in purely southern locations with optimal solar radiation.
The Brauneberger Juffer and Juffer-Sonnenuhr steep slopes develop a very special microclimate. In August 1998, Jörg Kachelmann's ARD weather station, which is located in this site, recorded the highest daily temperature of 41.2°C ever measured in Germany.
If one wants to produce wine in the Brauneberger Juffer, this is only possible through manual labour. By carrying out the vine work by hand, one can respond individually to the needs of each vine. Every bottle of Riesling from the Brauneberger Juffer is produced with the utmost care and attention to detail!