Germany’s easternmost vineyard belongs to the monastery complex of St. Marienthal and is managed by 10 Ostritzer families. The winegrowers’ association, founded in 1986, maintains the vineyard on a voluntary basis in the form of a registered association. Every year during the Easter holidays as well as the fruit and wine festival in autumn, the winegrowers open the wine cellar for serving.
With their voluntary work, all winegrowers contribute to the preservation of the easternmost vineyard in Germany andthus to the preservation of a unique cultural asset of the region. This is the only way to ensure that the vineyard could be restored even after the harsh winter of 1996/97 and a pest infestation.
The vineyard has a total area of 3,788 m². About 1,000 vines grow on it. The special varieties “Sirius” and “Saphira” are cultivated. The approx. 100,000 guests per year who visit the St. Marienthal Monastery can learn about the vineyard along a wine trail. This begins at the wine cellar and runs along the entire vineyard.