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Mönchhof Estate

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region
Germany

The history of Mönchhof
(the "Monks House or Monks Court") goes back to 1177.

Still in the Eymael family’s possession is a document signed by Pope Alexander III, which shows the Cloister Himmerod (a Cistercian abbey) as having holdings at Ürzig as early as 1177.

The monks from Himmerod were active as winegrowers in the area and they completed the present estate building and underground cellars before 1509. They continued their work at the Mönchhof until 1804, when the estate was purchased by the Eymael family. For over 200 years they ha carried on the winemaking tradition of the monks.

The estate's prime holdings are in the vineyards of the Ürziger Würzgarten, Erdener Treppchen, and Erdener Prälat.

The Eymael family has much history. His great-grandmother Franziska Astor’s family included Joh. Jacob Astor, whose grandson started the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City.

Ürziger Würzgarten vineyard

A founding member of Der Grosse Ring, the estate has won numerous awards, including the prestigious State Honor Prize, awarded in 1971. Even as early as 1893, this estate won medals at the Chicago World’s Fair. The estate also provides the location for the German television series "Moselbrück." In the tasting room of the 500 year old manor house Robert Eymael Jr. offers the great selections from the great single vineyards of the area, as well as his very popular basic Riesling.

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Robert Eymael

Owner / winemaker
Robert Eymael

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Ürziger Würzgarten
Vineyard

Estate Profile:

Estate:

Mönchhof Estate
Mönchhof - 54539 Ürzig/ Germany
ph +49 6532 93164
e-mail: Moenchhof.Eymael@t-online.de
web: www.moenchhof.de

Owner:

Robert Eymael

Winemaker:

Robert Eymael

Appellation:

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer , Germany

Production:

12 000 cases

Grapes:

15ha / 100% Riesling
10.5 ha Ürziger Würzgarten
4 ha Erdener Treppchen
0.5 ha Erdener Prälat

Estate wines:

Mönchof Estate Riesling

Single Vineyard wines:

Ürziger Würzgarten
Erdener Treppchen
Erdener Prälat

US importer:

Rudi Wiest Selections by Cellars International
1780 La Costa Meadows Drive, Suite # 100
San Marcos, CA 92078
ph 760.566.0499 - fax 760.566.0533
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