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24.11.2017

News November 2017



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The 2017 harvest is complete and it is one of the smallest in the history of our winery.

Everything looked great until the night of the 1st of August. Hail storms came to Hallgarten, Oestrich and Hattenheim and hit us hard. 70 percent of our vineyards were affected and the damage was huge. It was only through an enormous amount of effort that we were able to harvest anything at all in the vineyards affected. In some plots, we lost nearly 80 percent of the harvest. In the last few weeks, we, along with many of our harvesters, selected more than ever before, in order to manage to harvest great qualities in the end. The quantity is, as I said, very small, but the musts are promising. True to our motto "anyone can do it the easy way", which has accompanied us almost unfailingly throughout recent years, we worked virtually day and night. We have also completed the Sylt harvest for 2017. Regrettably, the harvest was also very small this year. However, the must tastes great and is now fermenting in our little "garage winery" on the island. We are eagerly awaiting the result...

 

The fact that this effort is worthwhile is evident not least from the excellent ratings our wines have received in recent years. Gradually the ratings for the VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS are surfacing. In the publications of Meininger Verlag our 2016 Rüdesheim Berg Rottland with 95 points is the best VDP. GROSSE GEWÄCHS in the Rheingau region. The Huffington Post raves about the 2016 Hattenheim Wisselbrunnen.


However, the ratings of "weinplus" are truly the icing on the cake. Believe it or not, four of the top five dry Rieslings of the 2016 vintage are ours. And with 97 points, the 2016 Rüdesheim Berg Rottland is not only the best in the Rheingau region, but currently the second best in Germany. These are truly ratings that dreams are made of! And all of this despite the so infinitely difficult vintage year 2016. This not only confirms that we are on the right track, but also helps us to have faith in the even more difficult 2017 vintage, because hard work ultimately does pay off.

 

Our popular "VON UNSERM" Riesling sparkling wines are now available again. Both the "brut" and the "zero dosage" from the 2015 vintage. The raw wines come from the Rüdesheim Berg Schlossberg, i. e. from one of the outstanding vineyards of the Rheingau. We are particularly proud of our new "Prestige" sparkling wine. In 2013, we harvested one of our plots in Rüdesheim Berg Roseneck exclusively for this sparkling wine. After almost four years on yeast, the sparkling wine is now available for sale. Without dosage, of course. The sparkling wine is a tribute to the great locations in Rüdesheimer Berg and is certainly the best sparkling wine we have produced so far.


For one and a half years, we have been keeping two bee colonies of our own here at the winery. This year we were able to harvest our own honey for the very first time - something we are extremely proud of. Our bees worked hard and seemed to have collected pollen in the acacia trees standing here on the banks of the river Rhine. The honey has a very predominant acacia taste. See for yourself and give our honey a try. You can buy the honey at our bar in Wiesbaden or here at our Vinothek. Of course we also ship it.

 

Please note the changed opening hours of our Vinothek on weekends here in Hattenheim. From November 1st, we are open Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays from 12 noon to 5 pm.

 

Your event | Your Christmas party

 

Our winery and especially our premises in the manor house are very popular among companies and private persons for conferences, wine tastings, receptions, celebrations and even weddings.


Especially our new VERITABLE LOUNGE is in great demand. Up to 16 people can be accommodated in this extraordinary location with its own kitchen, which boasts an ultra-modern style in historic architecture. In addition, the vaulted cellar offers room for tastings with up to 80 people and, in the winter especially, the fireplace hall affords a great opportunity to say "thank you" with a Christmas party. You will find our Christmas packages below.

 

Further information and images for your event can be found here or in our brochure, which has just recently come fresh off the press.

 

Latest news from the Weinbar

From now on, we have a "Happy Hour" for students at our Weinbar in Wiesbaden on Saturdays. From 8 pm. to 10 pm. you will receive a 30 percent discount on all bottles that you drink at the wine bar on presentation of your student ID card.


If you need some advice on Christmas presents, our staff at the Weinbar will be happy to help you. Every weekday from Monday to Friday by appointment. Also in the evening.


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