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Eilfingerberg

Single location in the municipality Maulbronn (area Remstal-Stuttgart) in the German growing area Wuerttemberg, created by UNESCO belonging to the monastery Maulbronn. There is a beautiful story about the origin of the unusual name. Since the monks were not allowed to drink any wine during the Lenten period because of the strict religious rules, they dipped their fingers in the wine and licked it off. This was the rule enough, because the wine was not drunk. Many a friar wished eleven (Old High German "eilf") fingers to lick more wine. This resulted in the name "Eilf-Finger-Berg". The mostly southward, as well as in the outskirts to the west and south-southeast aligned vineyards with 15 to 50% slope include 15 hectares of vineyards on heavily weathered reed sandstone with Keuper in the underground. Here Riesling, Traminer, Pinot Blanc, Silvaner and Lemberger are cultivated. Since 1872, the "Klosterstück", the core area of ​​the location, is the sole property of the House of Württemberg. Today this is the winery Duke of Württemberg,

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