Tasting Table – Established in 862 by Benedictine monks at Stavelot Abbey, Staffelter Hof has been producing wine for almost 12 centuries. Almost 1,200 years ago, when the Stavelotians began producing wine, Charlemagne ruled most of Europe, vikings were just beginning to explore western horizons, and the monks at Stavelot Abbey had already been muddling through life without wine for about 200 years. The holy Roman emperor overseeing the territory in the ninth century gifted the monks a parcel of land on the banks of the Mosel River. They established a vineyard, began making wine, and the rest, as they say, is history.