The "Weingut von Racknitz" is located in the municipality Odernheim in the German wine-growing region Near
, It is the former estate of the cloister Disibodenberg. For more than 200 years, the winery and monastery ruin have been owned by the von Racknitz family, and the ruin was incorporated into the Scivias Foundation in 1989. Louise von Racknitz-Adams and Matthias Adams have been the owners of the winery since 2003. The vineyards cover 15 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Rotenfels
(Traisen) King of rock
(Schlossboeckelheim) Monastery Disibodenberg
almost in sole ownership (Odernheim), as well Hermannshöhle
, Kieselberg (Oberhausen) and Rosenheck (Niederhausen). They are planted with up to 60-year-old Riesling vines. The work is carried out according to the guidelines of the Organic viticulture
, A special feature is the consistently location- and origin-related expansion, with which the near-specificity of the heterogeneity of the soil is worked out. The fermentation takes place in principle with vineyard-own yeasts (no pure breeding yeasts). The wines stored in the steel tank as possible to bottling on the lees, Except for the noble sweet, all wines are marketed as quality wines bA.
In November 2008, Louise von Racknitz-Adams in the single-layer monastery Disibodenberg in a non-managed part of feral found Old Vines
the historic grape white Orleans
, For the grape variety researcher Andreas Young
who examined the extraordinary find, these are old vines
around the oldest of Germany and probably even the world. He assumes that they are at least 500 years old and come from that time (1559), when the monastery and the associated viticulture on the historic terraces were abandoned. In this monastery was Hildegard von Bingen
(1098-1179) came in 1112 as a very young novice. From the wild five Orléans vines offshoots are pulled, with which again a vineyard is to be created again. According to EU regulations, the vineyard must be run as a trial vineyard. First earnings are not expected before 2014.