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.
VINEYARD SITES WINERY AUGUST KESSELER
Total vineyard area winery AK: 33 hectares
Cultivated grape varieties: Riesling, Pinot Noir
1. Lorcher Schlossberg
2. Lorcher Kapellenberg
3. Lorcher Krone
4. Lorcher Pfaffenwies
5. Lorcher Bodental-Steinberg
6. Assmannshäuser Frankenthal
7. Assmannshäuser Hinterkirch
8. Rüdesheimer Bischofsberg
9. Rüdesheimer Drachenstein
10. Rüdesheimer Klosterlay
11. Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz
12. Erbacher Michelmark
13. Erbacher Steinmorgen
14. Eltviller Taubenberg
15. Kiedricher Sandgrub
16. Assmannshausen Höllenberg
17. Rüdesheim Berg Schlossberg
18. Rüdesheim Berg Roseneck
19. Lorchhausen Seligmacher
20. Hattenheim Wisselbrunnen
With a gradient of 45%, the Höllenberg is one of the steepest slopes of the Rheingau. Typical for the internationally known Pinot Noir site is the heat-storing and sparse slate soil.
The steepest location in the Rheingau (65% slope inclination), west of Rüdesheim at the height of the Mäuseturm in the so-called "Binger Loch", where the Rhine bends and flows north again. Extremely high sun intensity and permeable soils of Taunus quartzite and phylitic slate.
The pure Riesling vineyards lie below the Niederwald monument, protected from the wind by the Taunus ridge with up to 50% slope inclination. The western part is rather stony and is one of the steepest parts of Germany. The eastern part, on the other hand, is rather flat and consists of loess loam soils.
A grandiose location at an altitude of 160m with a gradient of 60%, which has not yet long been the status VDP.GROSSE LAGE®
and which we manage as the only VDP winery. Soil: Slate
A relatively flat vineyard site between Eltville and Hattenheim, only a few hundred metres from the Rhine, with a 10% gradient. Warm, well-drying soils of loess loam and marl.