Highlight of wine culture - with bell ringing
According to legend, it is the oldest vineyard in Germany to be mentioned in a document: a deed of donation from the year 742 is supposed to prove this. The vineyard takes its name from St. Kilian's Church and its bells - but it is unclear whether this comes from the bells or because the church bell-ringer was paid with wine from the site. The Kilianskirche is still surrounded by the vineyards of this site. A centuries-old vineyard wall encloses the site, built by monks in the Middle Ages. The single vineyard site is the sole property of the Oppenheim State Vineyard Domain. Traditionally, 2/3 Riesling and 1/3 Pinot Noir grow on the loess-loam soil. The Rieslings are very fruity and have a high ageing potential.
> Info about the highlights of the wine culture: https://www.deutscheweine.de/tourismus/hoehepunkte-der-weinkultur/hoehepunkte-der-weinkultur-detailseite/highlight/niersteiner-gloeck-aelteste-weinbergslage-deutschlands/
> Info on the Nierstein hiking trails, for example the Rhine Terrace Route: https://www.nierstein.de/wein-tourismus-kultur/weinfreunde-wanderer/
> Hiking trail with 12 stations, starting at the Kilianskirche: https://roter-hang.de/weinerlebnis/start/
> About the other vineyards in Nierstein on the Rote Hang, for example Kranzberg or Ölberg.
> Wine events, winemakers and more: https://roter-hang.de/
> Rheinhessenblog: https://blog.rheinhessen.de/herbstwandern-bei-nierstein-weinberge-mit-aussicht/