Frequent name for a single vineyard in the German-speaking world, which is usually derived from a vineyard run or owned by a monastery (monks). See also under Mönchsberg.
The name goes back to the former monastic property of the Augustinian abbey Klosterrath near Aachen. The vineyards, facing west to south-east at an altitude of 140 to 260 metres above sea level with a gradient of 10 to 75%, comprise 61 hectares of vineyard area. They consist of stony to slightly loamy greywacke and slate weathered soils. The forest above protects the vineyards from cold air. The south-facing steep terraces are the best part of the inhomogeneous site. Mainly the varieties Riesling,Pinot Noir, Frühburgunder and Blauer Portugieser are cultivated, some of which are also cultivated rootless. The vineyards Bertram Julia, Deutzerhof and Jean Stodden, as well as members of the Mayschoß-Altenahr winegrowers' cooperative, for example, have a share in the site.
The name was first documented in 1476. The vineyard takes its name from the Cistercian monks of Eberbach monastery, who cultivated the Neuhof, which still exists today, together with the surrounding land. The vineyard, which faces south-east to south and has a slope gradient of up to 60%, comprises 30 hectares of vineyards on gravelly loam. Riesling, Scheurebe and Portugieser, among others, are cultivated here. The Anheuser Paul and Reichsgraf von Plettenberg wineries, for example, have shares in the site.
The varieties Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Trollinger(Schiava Grossa) are cultivated here. The Aldinger Gerhard, H. Bader, Haidle Karl, Medinger and Wöhrwag wineries, for example, have shares in the vineyard.
The name goes back to the former property of the Zwiefalten monastery. A part of it came into the possession of the House of Württemberg in 1671. The vineyards, which are oriented from west-northwest to southeast with a slope gradient of 5 to 50%, comprise 184 hectares of vineyards on gypsum-keuper soils with light marl. The main varieties grown here are Lemberger, Spätburgunder, Trollinger and Riesling. The Herzog von Württemberg, Schnaitmann and Weinmanufaktur Untertürkheim wineries, for example, have shares in the site.
There are also other individual locations of this name in the municipalities or growing areas of Hergenfeld, Hüffelsheim (both Nahe), Mönchstockheim (Franconia) and Volxheim (Rhine-Hesse).