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Mönchhof Robert Eymael

The winery is located in the municipality of Ürzig (Bernkastel area) in the German wine-growing region of Mosel. The former Cistercian Abbey of Himmerod is one of the oldest wineries on the Moselle. As early as 1177, Pope Alexander III. (1105-1181) confirmed the first vineyard ownership. The monks built the vaulted cellars at this time and the present estate building in 1509. During the secularisation under Emperor Napoleon (1769-1821), the estate was bought at auction by the Eymael family in Paris in 1804. As early as 1717, the Upper Archbishopric classified the estate in the first class. At the 1893 World Exhibition in Chicago, the Mönchhof wines received the highest awards. In 1910, Jean Eymael was also one of the founding members of today's VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates). Since 1994, it has been run by Robert Eymael, with Volker Besch acting as administrator. A guest house is attached. The vineyards cover 12 hectares in the Prälat and Treppchen (Erden) and Würzgarten (Ürzig) sites. They are 100% planted with ungrafted Riesling vines, some of which are 100 years old. Since 2001, the vineyards of the Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben winery, also located in Ürzig, have been leased. The wines are vinified at the Mönchhof

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