The estate is nestled in the historic center of Oestrich in the German wine-growing region Rheingau, It has been family-owned since 1759. The traditional company is named after the grandfather of the current owner Désirée Eser Freifrau zu Knyphausen (graduate engineer for viticulture and oenology), who has been running the business for the tenth generation. She is supported by her husband Dodo Freiherr zu Knyphausen. The company engages through regular sponsoring of various target groups such as art and culture funding, medical research, environmental protection, child and youth work and association work. The entire production takes place from the point of view of sustainability and energy saving measures. The water heating, heating and electricity generation work with solar support.
The vineyards cover 11 hectares of vineyards in 17 individual layers, making wines from the different terroirs of the Rheingau can be generated. The most important, all as First crop and Big plant classified locations 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. Environmentally friendly viticulture is practiced. This includes a duration grassing and the waiver pesticides to control animal pests. By selective hand picking only physiologically mature and healthy grapes for processing. It can be Rebstock sponsorship be completed for five or ten years with one bottle of Riesling per year.
The production takes place with strict quality, harvest quantity and grape variety standards. The aim is aromatic and voluminous wines, which is controlled by temperature fermentation is achieved. In the approx. 300 year old wooden barrel vaulted cellar from 1650 (the oldest barrel dates from 1898), the wines are combined in a combination of stainless steel and expanded wood. The product range includes not only the Rieslings, which are mainly dry in style rest sweet Wine to the Trockenbeerenauslese, The premium wines include the VDP.Grossen Gewächse as well as in the traditional German wooden barrel and in expanded Pinot Noir. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. The winery has been a member of the VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter), as well as with the associations Charter Rheingau, Young winemakers from Rheingau and Vinissima,
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