Since I have been tempting you with all the wine in my previous post, I'll take you to an abbey today: Kloster Eberbach. But as you can probably already guess, even the abbey has to do with the wine business. It actually played (and still plays) a central role in it.
The monks from Kloster Eberbach (together with the monks from Johannisberg) had been the first ones to grow wine in the Rheingau. They had been very successful in it, so that the abbey, although a bit hidden in a valley, grew quite large. In about 1525 it is said that they had an enormous wine barrel with a volume of between ca. 50,000 and 100,000 litres. Due to secularization the abbey lost its assets and territory in 1803.
Nowadays it hosts large events like the "Rheingau Musik Festival", or smaller ones like the "International Easter Egg Fair". You can visit the former abbey where interior scenes of the film "The Name of the Rose" with Sean Connery were filmed. And there are regular wine tastings and also big wine auctions taking place as well.