OUR VINEYARD SITES IN THE RHEINGAU
As a winery in the Rheingau, with origin in Assmannshausen, we have dedicated ourselves to Pinot Noir and Riesling. They are the predominant grape varieties in the Rheingau and at the same time the two flagships of German viticulture abroad.
Our vineyards are exclusively VDP classified Erste Lagen (Premier Crus) and Grosse Lagen (Grands Crus) which are spread all over the Rheingau. The lower Rheingau is characterised by slate and steep vineyards along the Rhine. In the middle and front Rheingau the soils are loamier and the Rhine valley more extensive. The primarily cultivated grape variety here is mainly Riesling.
Most of our vines grow on the steepest slopes of the Rheingau. Our elegant, cool Pinot Noirs are grown on the world-famous Assmannshäuser Höllenberg. The dominant grape variety around Assmannshausen is Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder). They love the barren, slate soil.
The very specific terroirs of our steep slopes in Rüdesheim and Lorch as well as the clayey sites in Hattenheim, Erbach and Kiedrich give our Rieslings the distinctive character of their origin.
The work in the steep slope is particularly laborious but the dreamlike scenery and the extraordinary quality of the wines, which have their origin here, compensate for the hard work and justify every single bead of sweat.