Loess, clay towards sandy clay, with boulders in places, sandy shades, scattered sandstone weathering.
The Haardt mountain range shields Mäushöhle from excessive precipitation and too much wind. Its slope allows cool air masses to flow off towards the Rhine on frosty spring nights, which all but prevents the vines from getting frostbitten. Mäushöhle is well-protected in a recess on the foothills of the Palatinate Forest. Lush soil formations made of loess, clay, mottled sandstone, and a top layer rich in humus make for fruity, aromatic wines bursting with vibrant acidity.