The alte Badstube am Doctorberg is the best vineyard of the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate It is only 1.8 ha in size and it is held to 100% in the hands of the Pauly-Family. As the name indicates, this vineyard is a neighbor to the famous "Bernkasteler Doctor" and the winegrowing conditions are quite similar.
The stony blue-grey clay slate is a residual soil having a very good heat-storing potential, which makes it possible to produce quality grapes for high-end wines. The high proportion of blue slate gives the wine a high content of minerals and finesse. Because of the age of the vines (in part more than 70 years old) the yield in this vineyard is very low - only 55 to 65 hl/ha.