In addition to the two vineyards listed below, there are individual vineyards of this name in Germany in the municipalities of Graach (Moselle), Impflingen (Palatinate) and in the sole possession of the Maximin Grünhaus vineyard - vineyard of the von Schubert family. The name is probably derived from an earlier ecclesiastical (abbot) estate.
The Benedictine monastery of Seligenstadt, founded by Einhard (770-840), cultivated vines here as early as the 10th century. During a visit in 2006, Pope Benedict XVI was served a Riesling from this vineyard. Today, the vineyards are actually parcels of land from the Großlage Reuschberg, which may be marketed under the single vineyard name Abtsberg. The west-facing vineyard with a slope of 20 to 30% at 230 metres above sea level covers six hectares of vineyards on soils with mica slate, gneiss and granite. The white wine variety Riesling is mainly cultivated here. The wineries Schloßweingut Becker and Staatlicher Hofkeller Würzburg, for example, have shares in the site.
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