No sweet honey, but genetically valuable mother vines.
Of course there are bees in the Bubenheim honey mountain. It would be bad if not! But that once particularly many bee colonies were settled there or beekeepers were active, is unlikely. Much more likely the word "honey" could have been derived from "hunnish". "Hunnish" or also "Heunisch" refers to an old wine variety or family of varieties. In the High and Late Middle Ages, a distinction was made between "Hunnish" and Frankish vines. Yes, the Huns (meaning the Hungarians) and the Franks. Hildegard von Bingen also wrote about this. It is clear that the Heunisch has contributed decisively to the gene pool of today's vines, quasi an old mother grape variety. But whether the Bubenheimer Honigberg was once called "Heinischberg", nobody knows anymore. Varieties of grape thrive on loess and limestone. A wave-shaped bench for two offers a beautiful view of the Selz valley at Thalberg. The little Selz river flanks the village to the east.
- Discover the single vineyard via "Hiwweltour Westerberg" (access path at the level of the Walter-Zoth-Hütte). At the Weedmännchen fountain in the village center, the two single vineyard sites, Honigberg and Kallenberg, are immortalized. https://blog.rheinhessen.de/weinorte-hiwweltour-westerberg/