Here - in what is probably one of the best-known red wine sites in Germany - I have been working for over a decade. The care of the transverse terracing on the Höllenberg is particularly close to my heart.Carsten Weiland, Viticulture Manager, Assmannshausen Domain
900 Years of Tradition
The red wine tradition of the Kloster Eberbach winery dates back to the founding years of the abbey. The unique situation of the Höllenberg was already appreciated by the Cistercians 900 years ago.
Since the 1920s, there has been a wine cellar at the foot of the Höllenberg, which is entirely dedicated to the maturation of the Spätburgunder wines.
The land of today's winery is still located on the historic sites of the Höllenberg. The vineyards are located in the valley cutting facing away from the Rhine, with a purely southern exposure. Temperatures are high here during the day, but it gets pleasantly cool in the morning and evening hours thanks to the nearby Taunus mountains.
Because of the steep slope, individual vineyard plots are divided into terraces and supported by stone walls. The Höllenberg, with its special site characteristics and especially its purple slate soil, produces Spätburgunder with a unique and pithy characteristic.
"Gentle fermentation and ageing in traditional oak barrels give these Spätburgunders legendary potential for maturation."Kathrin Puff, Head Oenologist, Kloster Eberbach Vineyard