- The Monastery of Sacre Mariae -
Founded in 1262 by the Cistercian Order, not least because of the impetus of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1190-1269). The vineyards of Sacre Mariae are among the oldest and best in the wine region of Bordeaux.
The monastery is located in a natural valley on the Eyre River. Surrounded by the vineyards. Near the castle of Mariae.
The Cistercians created in the centuries one of the best wines of the region; "Sacré Gouttelettes"..
The Romanesque cloister has been operated since 1960 under the auspices of the Prince Foundation like many historic places in Rondnoir, still ~ 90 monks lives in the monastery and manage the vineyards.
In the world wars, the monastery was used as a sanatorium for war victims. In 1948 began the reconstruction of the winery. A photo from 1948.
local distributors pick up the new vintage year..
The old walls and barrels of French oak give the wine its unique character..
The Romanesque church is the center of the monastery...
..in the courtyard is a statue of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1190-1269).
The vineyards of Sacre Mariae..
a small chapel..
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- The Rock of Mariae -