Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), who was later canonized, experienced visions of Christ in her childhood and entered the world early Disibodenberg Monastery of the Benedictines. She was very versatile and worked as an artist, scientist, mystic, naturopath and poet. Around 1150 she left the Rupertsberg Abbey at the confluence of the Nahe and the Rhine Bingen build and colonized it with 18 nuns. This was destroyed in 1632 during the Thirty Years' War. Today's individual layers of Rupertsberg Abbey, Hildegardisbrünnchen and Klosterberg in the Bingen-Bingersbrück district in the growing region Near remember it.
As the second still existing monastery, she founded Eibingen in 1165 on the other side of the Rhine above Rüdesheim. Hildegard sent nuns from Ruppertsberg there and directed both monasteries. According to the old tradition of Benedictine Order was also viniculture by the nuns.
Hildegard von Bingen knew about wine from childhood and described it as the "blood of the earth". She praised its cleansing effect on human blood, juices and vessels and says: "Wine, moderately enjoyed, heals and delights people deeply with its great strength and warmth" . Her main medical work was "Causae et Curae" (causes and treatment of diseases), which appeared around 1150. It describes numerous diseases and their treatment, especially by medicinal herbs, which are often mixed with wine according to their recipes. For stomach ailments, Hildegard recommends a drink made from plant extracts and two thirds of wine that should be drunk warm on an empty stomach, as well as Christmas rose wine (this is why this plant is also called wine flower ). It also describes many recipes for heart wine, cough wine, wound wine, deleted wine and vinegar against various illnesses and mental problems.
Hildegard von Bingen bez. Weingenuss : “Fine, strong wine improperly excites the veins and blood of humans and draws all the moisture that is in humans, as cleaning potions do, and forces the urine to flow before the right time. Hungarian wine doesn't. That is why strong wines must be tempered by bread that you put in them or by adding water. Hungarian wine (Hun wine) need not be tempered in this way; but if someone wants to add water or bread and drink it like this, it is more pleasant to drink, but not healthier ” . She advises drinking wine or beer instead of water in winter.
In memory of the Benedictine Abbey St. Hildegard above Eibingen near Rüdesheim was founded in 1900. The nuns run the connected one St. Hildegard Abbey Abbey,