The Eberbach Monastry is a truly unique place in the world of winemaking. Some 900 years ago, the monks started cultivating wine on the fruitful hills around their home. They were the first to introduce the Riesling grape to the Rheingau area.
Today, the Kloster Eberbach winery is the largest wine-estate in Germany with more than 200 ha of vineyard area. It is owned and operated by the state of Hesse, and cultivates primarely Riesling along with some other varieties like Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and a few others. Eberbach‘s Steinberg vineyard is the world largest vineyard surrounded by a wall build in 1760. At Eberbach, modern technology in wine-making is met by almost a millenium of tradition and dedication to this noble craft.