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OUR SITES

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 VDP.ERSTE LAGE© and VDP.GROSSE LAGE© 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.

Vineyard roof top wine cellar

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.

Steep slope Hoellenberg castle Burg Ehrenfels

VINEYARD SITES WINERY AUGUST KESSELER

Total vineyard area winery AK: 33 hectares

Cultivated grape varieties: Riesling, Pinot Noir

Map vineyard sites Rheingau Winery August Kesseler

VDP.ERSTE LAGEN©

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

VDP.GROSSE LAGEN©

16. Assmannshausen Höllenberg

17. Rüdesheim Berg Schlossberg

18. Rüdesheim Berg Roseneck

19. Lorchhausen Seligmacher

20. Hattenheim Wisselbrunnen

VINEYARD SITE

CHARACTERISTICS

GRAPE VARIETY 

Assmannshausen 

Höllenberg

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.

Pinot Noir

Rüdesheim

Berg Schlossberg

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.

Pinot Noir

Riesling

Rüdesheim 

Berg Roseneck

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.

Riesling

Lorchhausen 

Seligmacher

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

Riesling

Hattenheim 

Wisselbrunnen

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.

Riesling

Harvest steep slope Hoellenberg Rhine