The winery is nestled in the historic center of Oestrich in the German wine-growing region Rheingau, It has been family owned since 1759. The traditional farm is named after the grandfather of today's owner Désirée Eser Freifrau zu Knyphausen (graduate engineer for viticulture and oenology), which is already operating in the tenth generation. She is assisted by her husband Dodo Freiherr zu Knyphausen. The company is committed to regular sponsorship of various target groups such as art and cultural promotion, medical research, environmental protection, child and youth work and club work. The entire production takes place from the point of view of sustainability and energy saving measures. The hot water, heating and power generation work with solar support.
The vineyards cover 11 hectares of vineyards in 17 individual layers, producing wines from the various terroirs of the Rheingau can be produced. The most important, all as First crop and Big greenhouse classified layers are Doosberg and lenchen (Oestrich) Siegelsberg (Lauterbach) Rothenberg (Rauenthal) Hasensprung and Jesuitengarten (Angle), as well Nussbrunnen and Wisselbrunnen (Hattenberg). You are 95% with Riesling and 5% with Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) planted. It is practiced near-natural, environmentally friendly viticulture. This includes a duration grassing and the waiver pesticides for controlling animal pests. By selective hand-picking only gets physiologically mature and healthy grapes for processing. It can be one Rebstock sponsorship be completed over five or ten years with a bottle of Riesling annually.
Production is based on strict quality, harvest and grape variety standards. The aim is aromatic and full-bodied wines, which are temperature-controlled fermentation is reached. In the approximately 300-year-old wooden barrel vaulted cellar from 1650 (the oldest barrel dates from 1898), the wines in combination of stainless steel and wood expanded. The product range includes not only the Rieslings in the predominantly dry style but also rest sweet Wines until the Trockenbeerenauslese, Among the premium wines are the VDP.Grossen plants as well as those in traditional German oak barrels and in developed Pinot Noir. It also produces bottle-fermented sect. The winery has been a member since 1973 VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter), as well as the associations Charter Rheingau, Rheingau young winemakers and Vinissima,
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