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Winery of the abbey St. Hildegard

The winery is located in the community of Rüdesheim in the German Rheingau wine growing region. In 1900 the Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard above the community of Eibingen near Rüdesheim was founded in memory of the mystic and abbess Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179). Since then they have also managed a winery. The nuns also run a book and art shop, a spelt shop and various art workshops. There are also "Hildegard-WeinWalks" through the vineyards. Arnulf Steinheimer is responsible as master winemaker in cooperation with Sister Thekla Baumgart. The vineyards cover 7.5 hectares of vineyards in the individual locations Bischofsberg, Drachenstein, Klosterberg, Klosterlay, Kirchenpfad and Magdalenenkreuz (Rüdesheim), Mönchspfad (Geisenheim) and Hinterkirch (Assmanshausen). They are planted with Riesling (83%) andPinot Noir. The average yield is 65 hl/ha. Environmentally friendly viticulture is practised. The white wines are aged in stainless steel, the red wines in wooden barrels. Mass wine (which is purchased from parishes throughout Germany) and Secco (sparkling wine) are also produced.

Klosterweingut Abtei St. Hildegard

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