A film by Michael Wulfes about work and life in our wine estate.
Produced by Road to Aspen, Berlin.
Time for growth
Vines and grapes grow in almost every part of the world.
Outstanding wines however, only grow in a few special places.
Time to mature
Wines are fermented and vinified according to traditional methods in oak barrels.
We attach great importance to cool, careful and spontaneous fermentation and are
sceptical of highly technical filtration machines and computer-controlled fermentation.
Today, we cultivate about 9 hectares of vineyard acreage, exclusively located in the best sites of old Westhofen and planted with traditional vine varieties: 70% Riesling, followed by 18% Pinot and Silvaner with a share of 10%. Some of our vineyards have been in the family estate for more than 250 years.
Wine is part of our culture. To make a good wine it requires craft and a certain philosophy. Our grapes grow in centuries-old vineyards in Westhofen on soils that have been lovingly cared for by generations in our family.
German Riesling counts amongst the finest white wines of the world and demands a great deal of vineyard site and vintner. Consequently, we take this grape variety as benchmark for the value of a vineyard site. Nearly three quarters of our vineyard sites are classified as VDP Grosse Lage® (great site).