Historical branded wine from Germany. For the first time the famous' Lady Milk of Worms "is mentioned in 1744. At that time, this term could be used only if the grapes in the area "as far as the tower of the Church of Our Lady throw its shadow" grew. This refers to were the vineyards of the Capuchin monastery "Collegiate Church of Our Lady" in Worms, Rheinhessen . Unfortunately, however, later this term narrowly defined geographically extended to all Rhine wines. In the wake of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1808 secularization of the surviving part of the monastery and much of the original vineyards of the Wormser was Mayor Peter Joseph Valckenberg purchased (1764-1837). By resolution of the wine merchants of Worms in 1908, the name of "Our Lady Pen" has been changed, and later by "church play" added. The historic single vineyard called Worms since Liebfrauenstift church piece .
As early as the mid-19th Century were the Lady sells milk in the world. Predominantly in the early days was made from Riesling wine produced by the end of the 19th Century was one of excellent quality and the best and most expensive wines produced in Germany and Europe, which was found on the wine lists of the most important banquets. Then came, especially abroad, more and more fakes on the market. The former head of wine degenerated into a cheap, sweet to sweet wines vinified mass, which was bottled in large bottles or cartons. Especially in the Anglo-Saxon countries and in Russia, he was immensely popular, it has helped a poor image of German wine. In the 1980s he made from 60% of Germany's export volume, today there are still about a third.
The company Valckenberg now owns most of the historic vineyards. It also has the exclusive right to Liebfraumilch brand name "Madonna". The name "Our Lady's milk" or "Our Lady's Milk" serves as a regional appellation. The QbA wine from grapes allowed the production areas Near , Rheingau , Palatine and Rheinhessen be produced, with the majority of the latter two dates. It must contain at least 70% Riesling, MÃ¼ller-Thurgau, Silvaner or Kerner, with most wines outweighs MÃ¼ller-Thurgau. The bouquet has the typical fruit of these varieties can be seen, but may not be listed on the label. The residual sugar must be at least 18 g / l (sweet or semisweet) respectively. Other well-known brands Liebfraumilch next "Madonna" are "Blue Nun" (Blue Nun) of the Company Sickle in Mainz and earlier "Black Tower" by Deer Kendermann in Bingen . From the mid-1990s, a small group to press the grapes Rheinhessen wine quality wines that make the traditional name "Liebfraumilch" honor again.