Volxheimer Liebfrau (Good woman of Volxheim)
The name is based on the ownership of the Marian altar or Liebfrauen monastery. But which one? Everyone familiar with the region knows the Liebfrauenkirche in Worms, today still a single vineyard. But Volxheim lies at the other end of Rheinhessen and today actually is part of the district of Bad Kreuznach. Regional history reveals, however, that it once belonged to Kurmainz and there was once a Liebfrauenkirche there as well. IDoes that explain the name? The southern exposure with deep, very chalky, clay-loam soil is ideal for full-bodied Pinots.
> Volxheim regional history: https://www.regionalgeschichte.net/rheinhessen/volxheim.html
> Rheinhessen dissertation, from p. 62 Liebfrauenkirche in Mainz: https://www.regionalgeschichte.net/fileadmin/Rheinhessenportal/Teilnehmer/rh-heimatforscher/Mitteilungsblatt_Alte_Folge/1953H4a.pdf
> In comparison: the single vineyard Liebfrauenstift-Kirchenstück in Worms