The winery "Deutzerhof Cossmann-Hehle" is located in the municipality Mayschoss in the German wine-growing region Ahr
, The success is inseparably connected with the name Wolfgang Hehle. The origin of the traditional farm dates back to the 16th century, because already in 1574 Caspar Cossmann was mentioned as a winemaker with his wife Catharina. In 1952, Alfred Cossmann decided to market his own wines, 2.5 hectares of which were pressed. His son-in-law, Wolfgang Hehle, was originally from the tax department before he married into the Cossmann family and continued his winemaking tradition with his wife Hella in the 12th generation. Wolfgang Hehle became a quality fanatic and is one of the pioneers of the high-quality Ahr wine. By acquiring first-class parcels in terraced steep-slopes he enlarged the business.
The parent company in Mayschoßer Dorfstraße was soon no longer sufficient for the increased demands. Therefore, a new winery was built on the site Deutzerwiese (a former location of a branch office of the monastery to Deutz in Cologne). The family had decided to name the new winery "Deutzerhof" and thus give him a name independent of the succession. The red wines were expanded from now on in line with the great Burgundians dry. After several blows of fate and the death of Wolfgang Hehle, the winery is managed since April 2013 by his wife Hella and winemaker Hans-Jörg Lüchau.
The vineyards cover seven hectares of vineyards (of which 5.3 in own possession). These are small, steeply terraced plots with barren soil, so that the vines are forced to penetrate deep into the ground. Many of the collapsed or already sunken vineyard walls have been restored and the small terraces restored. The work in the extremely steep corner in Altenahr facilitates a rack railway. The vineyards are scattered widely in the individual layers Daubhaus
(Heimersheim), Lacherberg and Mönchberg
(Mayschoß) church tower
(Neuenahr), as well as Herrenberg
They are the red varieties Pinot Noir (70%), Early Burgundy (13.5%), Dornfelder and Blauer Portugieser, and planted with the white varieties Riesling (12%) and Chardonnay. A special feature are root-genuine, very old vines. The Riesling vines are more than half a century old, the Portugieser vines are still from the 1920s. Worth mentioning is the typical small-grape Pinot Noir variety known as "Kaasten" that has been cultivated for centuries at the Ahr. It is also cultivated by the Deutzerhof. The quality criteria in the vineyard are environmentally-oriented management with, for example, greening, low yields and later harvesting of fully ripe grapes. The influence of the barrique is carefully used according to the quality levels. A specialty is also noble sweet Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and ice wines from the Riesling. Every year around 35,000 bottles of wine are produced. The winery has been a member since 1994 VDP
as well as in the union German Barrique Forum