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Racknitz

The "Racknitz Winery" is located in the municipality of Odernheim in the German wine-growing region Near, It is the former estate of the Disibodenberg monastery. The von Racknitz family has owned the winery and monastery ruin for more than 200 years, with the ruin being brought into the Scivias Foundation in 1989. Luise von Racknitz-Adams and Matthias Adams have been the owners of the winery since 2003. The vineyards cover 15 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Rotenfels (Traisen) King of rock (Schlossboeckelheim) Disibodenberg Monastery almost exclusively owned (Odernheim), as well Hermannshöhle. Kertz. clammy, Kieselberg (Oberhausen) and Rosenheck (Niederhausen). They are planted with Riesling vines up to 60 years old. The work is carried out according to the guidelines of the Organic viticulture, A special feature is the consistent location and origin-related expansion, with which the near specialty of the heterogeneity of the floors is worked out. Fermentation is generally carried out with yeasts from the vineyard (no pure yeasts). The wines are stored in the steel tank as far as possible until bottling lees, Except for the noble sweetness, all wines are marketed as quality wines psr.

In November 2008, Luise von Racknitz-Adams found overgrown in an unmanaged part of the Disibodenberg Monastery Old Vines the historic white grape variety Orleans, For the grape variety researcher Andreas Young, who examined the extraordinary find, these are old vines the oldest in Germany and probably even the world. He assumes that they are at least 500 years old and date from the time (1559) when the monastery and the associated viticulture on the historical terraces were abandoned. Was in this monastery Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) entered as a very young novice in 1112. Offshoots are pulled from the wild five Orléans vines, with which a vineyard is to be planted again. According to EU regulations, the vineyard must be run as a trial vineyard. The first earnings are not expected before 2014.

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