The Goldbächel belongs to one of the most exposed sites in Wachenheim. It is characterized by sandstone-like soils, interspersed with fine riverbed rock. The Rieslings from Goldbächel are always very fruity and mineral driven. In good years, the site produces great wines on par with the Deidesheim and Forst vineyards. The name Wachenheimer Goldbächel first appeared in 1837. Until then, the site was simply called "Bächel". The discovery of fool's gold or finds of real gold coins may then have caused the name to be extended.
The typical soils in Wachenheim are a mixture of weathered sandstone and well-drained sandy loam.