Grape variety: Riesling
The majority of their vines are found in the vineyard of Pündericher Marienburg. The vineyard lies on the opposite bank of the river from the village of Pünderich and has a south-southeast orientation.
In the site’s original location, directly below the Marienburg monastery, gray slate dominates. This is where they harvest the grapes for their Großes Gewächs “Marienburg GG.”
As the German name suggests, hawks (“Falken”) nest even today in the gaps among the stones that surround this site. The parcel— always appraised by the old winemakers in the village as the best in Pünderich—is particularly well-protected from wind. Falkenlay wines often show creamy, fruity flavors.