Our vineyards are dear to us and we treasure them accordingly. Since many future generations wish to grow wine on our fields, we proceed cautiously. Maintaining a green cover between rows of vine helps the soil to regenerate, prevents erosion, provides nutrients and offers a habitat for insects and animals.
We carry out minimum tillage mechanically and use organic substances in plant protection, e.g. pheromones to confuse pest insects and a sustainable use of spray against fungal diseases such as mildew.
In the cellar as well as during grape processing our guiding principle is „less is more“. Grapes are harvested as undamaged as possible and brought to the press. There, during a slow pressing process the juice is carefully released. The tannins from the stems and skin do not get into the must. A natural clarification of the must, by allowing larger particles to gradually settle at the the bottom of the storage vessel, and a slow and gentle fermentation yield clear, elegant young wines that may mature on fine yeast. Being developed in this way, the Riesling thrives on the complexity of its fine aromas.
100 % RIESLING FROM OWN CULTIVATION
The first recorded reference of Riesling dates back to the year 1435, referring to the boundary of Hochheim. The Riesling is the historical grape variety of the Rheingau and is worldwide known as the queen of all white wine grapes.
Consequently, our white wine production is focused 100% on Riesling, hereby demonstrating our enthusiasm for Riesling on a global scale.
We want to know what is in our bottles – therefore, we exclusively process and distribute wine from our own winery and cellar. All vineyards are located in Hochheim, the oldest vines are over 60 years of age.