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The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Bernkastel-Wehlen in the German wine-growing region of Mosel and has been family-owned for centuries. The Klosterberg house is located in the middle of the Wehlen vineyards. Using modern as well as historical materials, the estate building was extensively renovated between 2009 and 2012. The winery was taken over by Markus Molitor in 1984 at the age of 20 and has since been run by the eighth generation of the family. The vineyards cover 60 hectares of vines in around 20 different individual sites. These include Treppchen (Erden), Graben and Lay (Bernkastel), Klostergarten and Mandelgraben (Brauneberg), Bockstein (Ockfen), Rausch (Saarburg), Domprobst and Himmelreich (Graach), Schlossberg (Traben), Würzgarten (Ürzig), Abtei, Klosterberg and Sonnenuhr (Wehlen), and Himmelreich, Schlossberg and Sonnenuhr (Zeltingen). They are predominantly planted with Riesling (94%), as well as smaller amounts of Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. The vineyards of the Zeltinger Sonnenuhr are also home to vines that are over 100 years old.

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