Pfeddersheimer Sankt Georgenberg
The Riesling deed dating back to Luther’s times
Today there is no longer a monastery there, but researchers suspect that a provostry of the Benedictine monastery of Gorze was founded there as early as the 10th century. Saint George was thus also the patron saint of the single vineyard. Historically significant for viticulture in Germany: the first documented mention of Riesling from 1511 comes from Pfeddersheim. It is dated in manuscript to St. Martin's Day, i.e. 11 November. It was the time of Martin Luther, who did not recant his theses in Worms in 1521. Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir thrive on the loess and clay slopes of the single vineyard.
> Information in the monastery encyclopedia: https://www.klosterlexikon-rlp.de/rheinhessen/pfeddersheim-georgenberg.html
> Pfeddersheim is a suburb of Worms. It is worth a visit: https://www.worms.de/de/web/luther/Tourismus/
> Luther in Worms: https://www.worms.de/de/web/luther/Worms_1521/Reichstag/
> Rheinhessen blog: https://blog.rheinhessen.de/hier-stehe-ich-und-kann-nicht-anders-luther-bringt-in-worms-die-reformation-ins-rollen/