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The "Hessische Staatsweingüter GmbH Kloster Eberbach", headquartered in the former Cistercian Abbey of Eberbach in the German wine-growing region of Rheingau, is the largest wine estate in Germany with around 220 hectares of vineyards. The majority of the vineyards can be traced back to monastic ownership to the 12th century, when the Cistercians founded the famous Eberbach Abbey here. In the abbey's heyday, its holdings covered almost 10,000 hectares, stretching from Worms to Cologne. This also included land on the Bergstrasse, which was cultivated via an estate directly under the control of Eberbach Abbey. In 1803, under Napoleon (1769-1821), the monastery property was secularised. The Duke of Nassau-Usingen became the new owner, from 1866 the Kingdom of Prussia and since 1946 the State of Hesse. The well-known wine author Dr. Hans Ambrosi (1925-1912) was director of the estate from 1966 to 1990. Today's managing director is Dieter Greiner. Today, festive events such as the annual auctions take place in the rooms of the monastery. The winery has three domains, each with its own wine cellar for ageing the wines.

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