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The winery is located in the municipality of Odernheim in the German wine-growing region of Nahe. It is located at the foot of the Disibodenberg, on which the picturesque ruins of the former Disibodenberg monastery stand. Its origins go back to the 7th century, when the Irish monk Disibod stuck his walking stick into the ground and, according to legend, it began to sprout as a vine. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) lived here between 1106 and 1147 and wrote her most important work "Scivias" here. The Benedictines and later the Cistercians brought viticulture around the Disibodenberg to blossom. In the Middle Ages, the monastery mill belonged to the monastery as a farm. After secularisation during the Reformation, the mill and viticulture were initially taken over by the sovereigns, the Dukes of Palatinate-Zweibrücken. Since the 18th century, the mill and viticulture have been run by the Schmidt family for eight generations.

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