german wine from Mueller-Catoir

The winery is by Philipp Mueller-Catoir David Catoir now in the 9th Generation passed. Since 1744, Muller-Catoir is family owned. Almost 100 years the estate was managed by women who have shaped the beautiful property today. Mueller-Catoir is a pearl at the foot of the Haardt Mountains.

The vineyards of the winery Mueller-Catoir comprises 20 acres, and is 70% in flat and 30% on slopes. Dominating soil types of heavy boots on loess loam to gravel. The Estate of Mueller-Catoir located in the district Haardt, just above New Town, at the foot of the Haardt Mountains, with beautiful views of the Rhine valley.

Mueller-Catoir wines are surprisingly full-bodied, full-bodied with lots of race, extract and fruity acidity. All wines are made from Muller-Catoir own harvest. Yield restriction by restrictive pruning in the winter, supplemented by targeted fruit section (Teilentfruchten) in the summer, a lot of care in the floor care (usually permanent green) and selective hand-picking the smallest grapes games (no harvesting) to explain the high extract values, ripe acidity and clean varietal character, which together even small volumes make nutritious and high quality.

Due to the winery in Mueller-Catoir usual extremely late harvest time, the musts get cold in the cellar and ferment slowly without any intervention. After racking the wine from the lees of Mueller-Catoir remain untouched until bottling. While the bottle storage are not moving these wines usually are from Weinstein crystals can sparkle and light. It is therefore advisable to store them prior to opening at least 2 hours at 10-12 ° C, and cautiously to Uncork the development of the full bouquet for some time to leave open.

Facts about the winery Mueller-Catoir

  • Vineyard area: 20 hectares
  • Owner & Managing Director: David Philip Catoir
  • Operations Manager & Winemaker: Martin Franzen
  • Member: VDP
  • Gault Millau 2011: 3 red grapes
  • Address: 67 433 Haardt almond ring, 25


vineyard estate Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt

The winery Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt, with its over 650-year history (1349-1999) one of the oldest estates in the Mosel region. With 12 acres, both in the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer Winery has the Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt about the extraordinary range of peak positions in all three valleys of the cultivated area.

In 1978, acquired the estate empire deer Günther von Kesselstatt in Trier. Since 1983, directs his daughter, Annegret with commitment and expertise of the over 600 year old winery Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt. The enjoyment of the product and its connection to their homeland and their obsession with quality and years of contact with customers at home and abroad helped the winery to international renown. In addition to the many awards that the company and its wines collected during these years, she was also rewarded personally in 1989 with the title “Winemaker of the Year” as well as 2001 and 2005 with the Oscar nomination for these industries.

In over 25 years in which Annegret Reh-Gartner leads the estate Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt, she has changed a lot and developed. The focus was always her high demands on the quality of their wines. A crucial step was the consistent reduction of the estate empire von Kesselstatt to 36 hectares. This enabled the selection can be improved considerably in the vineyard.

Facts about the estate Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt

  • Vineyard area: 35 hectares
  • Owner: Gunther Reh family
  • Managing Director: Annegret Reh-Gartner
  • Manager and cellar master: Wolfgang Mertes
  • Foreign operations: Christian Steinmetz
  • Member: VDP
  • Gault Millau 2011: 3 bunches

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Tesch winery

Martin Tesch took over with 29 years in 1997, the business from his father and placed unceremoniously broke 14 of 30 hectares. He managed only his best records, where he cultivated almost exclusively Riesling grapes. The company should continue to sell Martin Tesch fewer, high-quality and more expensive wine. Martin Tesch Riesling regarded as its core competence and build it on different soils:

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Martin Tesch, maybe the most unconventional vintner in the Nahe winegrowing region. Click to learn more…

King Shield – loam, interspersed with limestone
Löhrer Mountain – fertile clay soils with river gravel
Crown – mixed soil of loam and red sandstone weathering
Carthusian – red sandstone weathering
St. Remigius mountain – volcanic soil

With this philosophy, and a good portion of sales step skill he brings yearly 150,000 bottles of Riesling than 20 hectares of vineyards in five continents. Even on the shelves of upscale KaDeWe in Berlin can be found Tesch wines.

Facts about winery Tesch

  • Vineyard area: 18.8 hectares
  • Owner: Hartmut Tesch
  • Manager: Hartmut and Martin Tesch
  • Member: VDP
  • Gault Millau 2011: 2 red grapes
  • Address: 55450 Langenlonsheim Naheweinstraße, 99

Von Winning wine

The winery has been known for decades by Winning for reliable wines – 250000-300000 bottles annual production – to offer. The focus is clearly on the Riesling – over 80% of the time 38 hectares of vineyards – are grown and Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Muscat – but also white. Furthermore, Pinot Noir and produces more red wine blends. Since the 2008 vintage Sauvignon Blanc also plays an important role in the selection of wines from the vineyard of winning, since the variety on the light sand and the Flußkieselböden Mittelhaardt – find optimal conditions – for sensitive treatment.

The enormous potential of the vineyards of Winning – more than 10 hectares large greenhouse plants – is underpinned by sustainable, nature-oriented and quality-oriented work, which allows healthy grapes full of flavor ingredients and valuable harvest. On this basis, the absolute quality of a young and highly motivated team, and the investment power of the proprietor Achim Niederberger is a guarantee that the estate of winning is very well established in the top of the producers of most wines.

The top wines of the estate of winning are extremely minimal and treated without respect to the internal structure of the heritage of wine to intervene. Through gentle pre-treatment, a healthy blend of completely natural, spontaneous fermentation in wooden barrels and the moderate use of yeast in stainless steel containers, and refrain from fining agents, creates a character full, independent “wild”, but fine style, the wines from the vineyard of Winning clearly stand out from the crowd leaves.

These wines will arouse emotions and distinctive for its variety, able to stand the Palatinate and the estate of Winning. By Winning wines are enormously exciting and whet the appetite for the second and each additional glass.

Facts about the estate of Winning

  • Vineyard area: 38 hectares
  • Owner: Achim Niederberger
  • Winemaker: Kurt Rathgeber
  • Member: VDP
  • Gault Millau 2011: 3 red grapes
  • Address: 67146 Deidesheim wine route, 10

Meyer-Naekel vineyard

Vineyard Meyer-Naekel wine is a passionate Naekelsache.
For five generations the family cares for those in the Ahr wine culture that was once established here by the Romans. In 1950, the modern winery was built by the Meyer-Naekel wedding of Paula Meyer and Willibald Naekel. Although Willibald Naekel only about 1.5 hectares of vineyards cultivated, he was one of the renowned pioneers of the Ahr valley at that time rather unusual dry red wines. His son ran the company Naekel Werner Meyer-Naekel today with his wife Claudia and daughter Meike and Dorte.

Regional wines are ambassadors and embody the character of the documents and the personality of the people who stand behind it. The steep slopes of the Ahr caused by the particular combination with the mineral and slate floors very fruity wine with an elegant tannin structure. The philosophy of Meyer-Naekel it always has been, this particular “terroir” wines in the best and get to their best advantage.

Stations on the way to this goal are old vines, meticulous vineyard work, consistent reduction in yields and careful hand-picking. They are also the basis for healthy, ripe grapes and wines full of character with intense aromas and an elegant balance of Meyer-Naekel. In the cellar, with a gentle way of working that achieved in the vineyard and preserves quality of the variety character.

Facts about the winery Meyer-Naekel

  • Vineyard area: 15.2 hectares
  • Owner: Werner Näkel
  • Winemaker: Meike and Werner Naekel
  • Member: VDP, German oak forum
  • Gault Millau 2011: 4 Grapes
  • Address: 53507 Dernau Peace Street, 15

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Wagner-Stempel a wine-growing estate

In 1845 the foundation stone of Wagner’s yard and laid the previous generations formed from the classical mixing operation is a well known winery and helped the documents and Höllberg Heerkretz in the first decades of the 20th Century of national importance.
For the past nine generations was operated at the Wagner’s vineyards. Daniel Wagner continued the tradition of classic wine, and set up all his talent and skill to revive the once-famous names like Heerkretz and Höllberg. As a result, he focuses on the classic grape varieties Silvaner, Pinot Blanc and Riesling in particular, the vineyards organically farmed consuming and renounces all forms of conventional fertilizers or pesticides.
Far-reaching measures resulting in profit, manual leaves and lower floor work and the selective hand-picking in the fall are the cornerstones of the philosophy of wine making in Wagner-Stempel that comes basically from the fact that great wines are made in the vineyard. The principal reason behind this understanding is through and through hand-shaped each year and requires a high degree of diligence and discipline.
The fruits of this passion for wine to show up every year in a wine characteristic of Wagner-Stempel, the animating crisp and clear on the one hand – turns challenging and complex, focused on the other. An original style to prove his well-known critic, and the inclusion in the elite group of certified wineries in 2004 as well as the awarding of 4.Traube by the wine critic of the Gault Millau express the fact that the wines of the Wagner-Stempel something special are .

Facts about Estate Wagner-Stempel

  • Vineyard area: 16 hectares
  • Owner: Wagner family
  • Manager: Lothar & Daniel Wagner
  • Winemaker: Daniel Wagner
  • Member: VDP, Message in a Bottle
  • Gault Millau 2011: 4 Grapes
  • Address: 55 599 Siefersheim, Wöllsteiner Street 10

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vineyard estate Klumpp

‘Passion & Quality’ – Winery Klumpp

The winery Klumpp is located between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg in the north Bruchsal. The family business was founded in 1983 by the two changers and Marietta Ulrich Klumpp.
In 1990, a new winery building, which houses, among other things, an impressive barrel cellar and a spacious tasting room, built on the outskirts of Bruchsal and now offers an intimate atmosphere for a variety of events and wine tastings.

Now carry the wines Klumpp’schen the handwriting of two generations, as well as the two sons Andrew and Mark Klumpp implement the self-imposed philosophy of quality without compromise. The ecological functioning (since 1996), old vines, canopy management-intensive, extreme reduction in yields and a basement work strictly according to the motto “Back to the Roots” is full of character produce complex wines with intense flavors and elegant balance.

Facts about the winery Klumpp

  • Vineyard area: 25 hectares
  • Owner and manager: Ulrich Klumpp
  • Winemaker: Markus Klmupp
  • Member: EcoVin
  • Gault Millau 2011: 3 bunches
  • Address: 76646 Bruchsal, Heidelberg Route 100

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Winery of Dr. Loosen

The Dr. Loosen estate is over 200 years of family ownership. When Ernst Loosen took over in 1988, the winery, he realized very quickly that with ungrafted vines of the estate who are aged 60-100 years and in the most famous vineyards of the Moselle have had the opportunity to create unique and great Rieslings. In the Royal Prussian vineyard classification of 1868, which was created as a tax base for wineries in the Mosel, all six main wine regions of the winery, Dr. Loosen, were designated as first position. This classification system is similar to the Grand Cru in Burgundy in 1995 and updated by Stuart Pigott and Hugh Johnson in her German Wine Atlas.

If you go back today, Dr. Loosen aware gutsintern this culturally and historically proven classification and filled exclusively since 1988 Rieslings from the classified documents from a single vineyard locations, while all other wines are described as estate Riesling. For the dry wines from the first layers used since the 2000 vintage Dr. Loosen no more predicate names to emphasize their origin and character of the particular situation – even if the wines would continue to achieve at least the stage predicate “late harvest”. The fruity Riesling wines removed from the first principles continue to be marketed under the traditional predicate names. Here it is important to the winery, Dr. Loosen, to get the taste of different styles of wine such as a light cabinet, a sweet fruity Spätlese or Auslese a full-bodied, with or without botrytis.
This philosophy is uncompromising wine Ernst Loosen strives to produce wines that are clearly associated with the concepts of Riesling, Mosel and Dr. Loosen.

Facts about the winery Dr. Loosen

  • Vineyard area: 18 hectares
  • Owner: Ernst F. Loosen
  • Foreign operations: Roland Orthmann
  • Winemaker: Bernhard Schug
  • Member: VDP
  • Gault Millau 2011: 4 red grapes
  • Address: 54470 Kastel, St. Johannishof

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Christian Bamberger Winery

Christian Bamberger – the winery is in the vicinity of highly complex and dense red mineral white wines, which was inspired by the Gault Millau 2011th Nine impressive discovery in the Middle – Christian Bamberger!   Having spent more than 14 generations, the stone is owned by the family court Hardter Bamberger. Bamberger tradition 350 years, 6 years of Christian and the winery has reached the top of the Nahe.

The Wine Line “7byCB”, consisting of four reds and three whites, according to Gault Millau, the discovery of nine perhaps most impressive of the Nahe. The Reds got all the 86 points and so the Gault Millau writes in 2011: “Once again, is such a collection, and the first cluster may”.  Not only is fascinated by the Gault Millau, Bamberg, and the association of wineries and wine cellars recorded in the vicinity of Bamberg with the honorary award for “outstanding achievements in 2010.”

Facts about the Vineyard Christian Bamberger

  • Vineyard area: 12 hectares
  • Address: 55566 Bad Sobernheim-Steinhardt, Kreuznacher Street 2

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Delheim Winery – Stellenbosch

The winery has its origins Delheim already in 1699. On 28 Sold in February 1699 Governor Willem van der Stel Andriaan a piece of land of 25 hectares of camphor Lorenz, a German from Pomerania. Lorenz was the first settler of the valley and named his farm “De Drie Sprong”, meaning “where three roads meet” means.

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The farm was on the lower slopes of the Mount Simon, because it would have been impractical agriculture to higher slopes operate. This plot had nine different owners until it finally at 02 March 1857 by Jan Andries Beyers was purchased. Obviously, Jan Andries had recognized the agricultural potential of the area because it was a few years farmed the land that surrounds “De Drie Sprong”. In 1813 he bought a narrow strip of land directly on “De Drie Sprong” and in 1843 he bought another property, which surrounded the narrow strip of land, and “De Drie Sprong”. Eventually he bought in 1857 “De Drie Sprong”.

This large property remained until 1903 when the owner of Porter and van der Byl told it, there. The upper half of the country not closed, the camphor had originally purchased. It is historically one of the inexplicable mysteries like the top half as large 200ha “De Drie Sprong” was known, but this site Hans Otto Hoheisen acquired in January 1938. His original intention was to his retirement with his wife’s Deli to spend on this property. But this plan quickly dissolved into thin air.

Fruit trees and bushes were all that grew before the arrival of Hoheisens on “De Drie Sprong”. The shift to viticulture was when a friend of Hoheisens advised them to, because he knew that the Cape is very well suited for wine production.

Hans also believed that wines from small wineries may well be of better quality than the wines that he had already tried by large producers. In 1940, he removed the bushes that covered the main part of the country, there should be there now planted vines. The higher part of the farm was too steep to where to plant vines. Through his own research and through collaboration with Professor Perold, a professor of viticulture, Hans decided for the cultivation of Cape Riesling, Pinot Noir (Pinot Noir), Cabernet and Hanepoot.
1939 – 1951 Hans and Del HoheisenDer modern cellar had humble beginnings, as it was built in 1944 and the war, the import of new machinery impossible. Hans thought very carefully about his designs for the 25 storage tanks and that he built was revolutionary for its time. Because they had a capacity of 4500l, it took until 1962 for all 25 tanks to fill. The other cellar equipment consisted of a small Korpresse, along a continuous press, some hand pump and a filter. The filling was done by gravity. A small container that stood on a tank could fill 3,000 bottles per day Sun. With modern technology these days can fill 15,000 bottles per day. The closing of the bottle with a cork was well and manually tagging was a laborious task. The tool for this purpose consisted of a used toothbrush, a bucket of paste, a rickety box to each bottle to support and, most importantly, was a wet cloth to remove any excess glue. All this was done without electricity.

Hans, who had the unbreakable will, the ability to make his best wine, was the first in the Stellenbosch Valley, who sought the advantages of modern technology. Hans Hoheisen was one of the pioneers of the vintners, whose efforts and failures based on experiments.

The different varieties were planted at the thought of easy harvesting – the pH of the soil, adaptation of vines to the soil type and climate, it was thought not to mention rootstocks. Vines were vines and they had no idea of ​​offering the possibilities that different clones. During the war years of the 1940s survival was the only thing that mattered. There was no viticultural or oenological expert, you would have asked for help and it was often the case, the Hans Hoheisen standing over a tank of wine, holding a book in his hand oenology.

In addition to the limited number of new machinery and other materials, because of the war, ingenuity and initiative was needed in the basement. When available while filling bottles were not, had to use Hans used beer bottles. All the problems and difficulties had to be overcome, with an income is still not forthcoming. So it is all the more remarkable that with the wines Drie Sprong HOH (Hans Otto Hoheisen) Muscat Dessert and Cabernet HOH definitely had success. Hans saw his wines by the early successes for no more than “ordinary” wines. He succeeded his wines to sell to friends, but the marketing was a problem, as the dry wines fell short of fuel ended up crying and Brandy still represented a major competition. Friends also said that it was HOH wine’s image as a wine to get the “man on the street.”

This criticism was Hans the possibility his wife, to honor Deli. She was steadfast through all the highs and lows. She helped him in the basement, with the planting of vines in the management of the farm and encouraged him constantly. Had there may be a better way for Hans and his wife to thank the farm, and his wines to name it after her? It followed the birth of Delheim – Delis home.

1951 – 1957 Sparrow SperlingDer Hoheisens dream that she would visit the farm to their well-earned retirement, burst soon as they realized that the field – and wine brought with them a lot more work than they ever imagined. The solution of the problem Deli took while visiting their relatives in Germany. Her nephew, Michael “Spatz” Sperling, promised her to come to South Africa to support her and her husband on the farm. Sparrow set sail on the Winchester Castle, and came on Thursday, 19 April 1951 at Delheim. After 60 years of hard work has become synonymous with Delheim sparrow and also has an unmatched reputation in the South African wine industry.
Delheim produced, in spite of almost insurmountable difficulties, more wine. The winds that blew down from the mountain and Simon destroyed the fruit trees destroyed, now the branches. Rabbits ate the grapes and those who remained were mostly affected by disease. In some places the vines were actually only large fields with wires and poles. In the early 1950s and wanted Hans Spatz, the whole farm planted with pine trees. However, they would have to first have to remove all the wires and Pähle. Factor was still very determined dasss they were another attempt to restart in order to be successful with their wine. Thus the plan to plant pine fortunately never implemented in practice.

Another problem was that they produced anything other than dry and semi-dry wines, the majority of the population, however, brandy or other spirits preferred. Most of the grapes was distilled and a small part was made into brandy. Therefore, the profit of the company seemed to be rather low, and then decided to Hans Otto Hoheisen his father with his new business on his large farm in Timbavati 14.000ha / Transvaal to help. Sparrow and his wife loved very Delheim and so he left Sparrow £ 1,500 as seed money and let him have the farm rather than sell them. However, Hans met with Sparrow, the agreement that he will share in the profits.

1957 – 1971 Learn to fly while “Spatzendreck” a big help was to give Delheim a household name, but it happened two years earlier, that it gave the first indications of good wines, which heralded the beginning of a new era. In 1959 Delheim wines entered for the first time at the “South African Wine Show” appearance in Paarl. Sparrow won it the award for best dry white wine with his Palomino, who prevailed against long-established varieties such as Chenin Blanc and Colombard. This success continued and grew – since that time Delheim is no longer an integral part of the South African wine world.

In 1976, the restaurant opened on the farm in order to absorb the ever increasing flow of tourists to the Stellenbosch wine-route. The homemade food was created to complement the wines.

To survive in an ever-increasing competition, you need good planning. The viticultural knowledge continually fallen on, just like the taste of wine drinkers and changed as a successful wine producer must be able to keep up with the one step and the other to be aware. To overcome this tightrope walk had to buy land across from Sparrow Drie Sprong, as here, the soils mainly of clay and sand. Two reasons were only 50 hectares planted with vines. First, the higher areas are too steep to edit it, and secondly, the climate at these altitudes (between 300 and 480m above sea level, de) is only suitable for the cultivation of white grapes. Took over the farm as a sparrow, his experiments confirmed the assumption that climatic conditions are unsuitable for the production of good red wine. The soils in combination with the cool, high altitude and average annual rainfall of 850mm are better suited for the production of excellent white wines. The only red grape variety that was grown on Drie Sprong is Pinot Noir (Pinot Noir), the harvest for the production of dry red wine blends were used.
1971 New Horizons In April 1971, the Stellenbosch Wine was – route, the first of its kind in South Africa was of Spatz Sperling, Neil Joubert of Spier and Frans Malan of Simonsig launched.

These three were under the title “the three grim men who know what they do” know. This was because they lived often heated debates about the potential and the value of this project. They were right every year is evidenced by over 500,000 people who visit the Stellenbosch route. Further evidence of this are the thirteen other wine routes, which were built in South Africa.

In the early 70s saw Sparrow’s growing interest in wine. Because he knew that his vineyards on Drie Sprong were not designed to produce excellent red wines, he was looking for vines off the farm, have the potential to improve. In 1975 he took vineyards about 3 km north – west of Delheim. So he bought 80 hectares in this so-called “Klapmutskop”.

As a consequence, he was given the opportunity to honor his wife as well as Hans Otto Hoheisen his deli. “Behind every successful man stands a strong woman,” they say, and Vera Sperling was the driving and creative force behind Sparrow and also helped with Delheim to make it what it is today. The Veracruz (Vera’s Cross) vineyards are named after Mrs. Sparrow. It is the suffering they had to go through since they married in 1965 sparrow, indicate. These vineyards have loamy – sandy soils and are between 200 and 355m above sea level. The average annual precipitation is about 30% lower than at Drie Sprong, and the vines get 10-12 more days of sunshine. These conditions are ideal for full-bodied, full-bodied red wines, which is the distinguishing feature of what is considered one of the best known wines of the Cape – the Muldersvlei bowl.
Sparrow had found the land he needed to keep up with the best red wine producers step. His ability to produce almost non-existent wine did not stop him. With his gregarious nature, he soon found many friends among the many German wine experts in the Cape Province and prevailed against them, so they helped him improve his skills.
At the weekend there was a mix of on Delheim friendly festivals and side trips into the wine cellar. On a Sunday afternoon, between sauerkraut and swim, a sparrow, invited a small group of his friends to sample his latest wines. The contents of the second half-full tanks was even for them, in their already joyous mood, too. As Sparrow poured the brownish looking liquid in the glass was a friend, she commented: “Sparrow, which is now really dirty!”

Nothing would motivate Sparrow, more than the insult. That disaster was out of Spatzendreck perfected and the 1961er year could be brought for the first time on the market. With his penchant for unusual sparrow was the wine, the name and the famous label, which became in 1970 with winning the prize for the worst label in the world, which was awarded by Decanter magazine, the ultimate accolade.
Sparrow first vintage in 1952 included an amount of 18 tons, and today the cellar can hold 1,200 tons annually.