Schlossböckelheim is a wine village in the Upper Nahe river valley that produces intense wines from the Riesling grape variety. It sits on the northern banks of the river to the west of Niederhausen, and has two vineyards that have been classified by the VDP as Grosse Lage: Kupfergrube and Felsenberg.
Kupfergrube is planted on the site of an old copper mine, just north of the famous Niederhauser Hermannshöhle vineyard. The mineral-rich volcanic soil and the steep south-facing aspect creates a very specific mesoclimate. Riesling produced from here is typically aromatic in style with a mineral backbone.
Felsenberg stretches along the northern bank of the Nahe river, where the stony, weathered volcanic rock is quick to be warmed by the sun. The exceptional steepness and favourable orientation here makes for very long maturation times, resulting in wines of great depth and concentration. The vines around the Felsentürmchen ('little stone tower') produce fruit with the most pronounced minerality.