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Riesling -  Spätburgunder - authentisches Rheingauer Terroir - das ist unsere Passion.

Jeder Schluck ist ein Stück Lebensfreude!

We offer:

  • Riesling and Pinot Noir wines of top quality.
  • Wines from various vineyard sites, displaying unique characteristics of each site.
  • Pinot Noir wines matured in traditional wood barrels and in barriques.
  • Sparkling wines produced with the traditional method of bottle fermentation.
  • A program which includes wines that are made according to the strict growing and winemaking criteria of the Charta foundation and the VDP .Pyramid (comparable to the French Grand Cru system)

Our wines are well recognized by the grape key logo on the wine labels.

You can find our wines in restaurants, specialized wine stores in Germany and also in diffrent countries including Great Britain, USA, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, China  and the Czech Republic.  

If you are interested in our wines and want to know how to get our wines, please contact us mail@eser-wein.de

 

 

Vineyards 

Our vineyards are spread over 17 different single vineyard sites in eight different villages along the Rhine River in the Rheingau region.

This is quite unusual, however it offers you the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of the Rheingau region. Below is an overview of our major vineyard sites.

The soils types of our vineyards include sand, loess, marl, slate to meadow with a slope gradient vary from gentle to steep slope sites.

Please find here our vineyard map: (Quelle: H.Heibel)

Rüdesheimer Bischofsberg
Rüdesheimer Bischofsberg  
VDP.ERSTE LAGE
Named after the archbishops of Mainz, which allowed the clearing of the Rüdesheimer Berg and promoted by perks (tithe) to cultivate the land. The slope is south facing and has a decline of 8 °. Its soil is a lime-poor soil with rocky-gravel loess-hill clay. The Rüdesheim Bischofsberg produces full-bodied wines with a racy acid-sweet structure. They are wines full of elegance and finesse and are quite suitable for long storage. This location represents the lower Rheingau in our portfolio and you find it as RÜDESHEIM BISCHOFSBERG Riesling trocken VDP.ERSTE LAGE® in our winery.
Rüdesheim am Rhein
Rüdesheim am Rhein
Die bekannteste Stadt im Rheingau bietet viele Freizeit Möglichkeiten und Sehenswürdigkeiten. Es liegt am Tor zum UNESCO Welterbe Oberes Mittelrheintal und am schönsten erlebt man die Weinberge in der Seilbahn zum Niederwalddenkmal schwebend.
Abtei St. Hildegard
Abtei St. Hildegard EN
Auf den Grundmauern des von Hildegard von Bingen 1165 gegründeten Klosters steht die katholische Pfarrkirche Eibingens. Hier werden ihre Reliquien in einem kostbaren Schrein aufbewahrt. Das Ortsbild beherrscht die nach der großen Frau des Mittelalters benannte und Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts neu errichtete Benediktinerinnen-Abtei St. Hildegard, die als rechtliches Nachfolgekloster der Gründungen Hildegard von Bingens gilt.
Geisenheim
Geisenheim
Mit seiner ca. 700 Jahren alten Linde im Ortsmittelpunkt ist Geisenheim eine sehr alte Stadt, die in der Weinszene durch die Hochschule Geisenheim University weltweit bekannt ist.
Marienthal
Marienthal
Der Geisenheimer Stadtteil Marienthal ist vor allem durch sein gleichnamiges Wallfahrtskloster des Franziskanerordens bekannt geworden und jährlich Ziel vieler tausend Pilger. Die Anfänge des Klosters liegen im Verschwommenen der Legende. Erste Nachrichten sind aus dem Jahr 1330 bekannt. Die Marienthaler Wunderchronik berichtet von allerlei seltsamen Ereignissen, die von dem Gnadenbild der schmerzhaften Muttergottes bewirkt sein sollen. 1465 zogen die Brüder vom Gemeinsamen Leben in Marienthal ein. Sie begründeten den Ruf des Klosters als eine der ersten Druckereien der Welt.
Winkeler Jesuitengarten
Winkeler Jesuitengarten  
VDP.GROSSE LAGE
Located directly on the Rhine, the Jesuitengarten as a former meadow-land of the Rhine contains a carbonate, strongly gravelly, strongly sandy loam partly with high admixture of terrace sediments or rocks of the Alzey Formation (sea sand)). The dry Riesling from this location thrilled by its minerality, the fruity game, juicy, elegant and of a good life. This vineyard location counts as VDP.GROSSE LAGE of the Rheingauer quality map. In our portfolio you will find this wine as WINKEL Riesling trocken VDP.ORTSWEIN.
Winkeler Hasensprung
Winkeler Hasensprung  
VDP.GROSSE LAGE
The Winkeler Hasensprung is classified within the VDP classification as VDP.GROSSE LAGE. It got its name from the animal world, by the frequent occurrences of the hare in this vineyard. The Hasensprung is the alleged favorite wine of Goethe, who appreciated the wines very much during his stay in Winkel 1814. The Hasensprung has a calcareous and strongly sandy loam with low admixture of terrace sediments and rocks (sea sand) and is a guarantor for mature, full-bodied Rieslings in its southern orientation and its warm loess. You find this wine as Winkel Riesling dry VDP.ORTSWEIN in our cellar.
Winkeler Hasensprung u. Gutenberg
Winkeler Gutenberg  
Here the naming was simple: a good mountain! The Winkeler Gutenberg with its orientation to the south-southwest has a gritty to clayey loam with high admixture of terrace sediments and marl. This vineyard is not developed as a single layer wine but supports in its goodness our VDP.Gutsweine.

Rheingau
Der Rheingau ist landschaftlich, historisch und kulturell eine der vielseitigsten, bedeutendsten und attraktivsten Regionen Deutschlands. Die Geographie des Rheingaus mit ihren Einflussfaktoren Geologie, Boden sowie Klima bildet die Basis für eine einzigartige Landschaft. Als Weinregion genießt der Rheingau national und international einen hervorragenden Ruf. Keine andere Weinlandschaft der Welt hat ihren wirtschaftlichen Erfolg so mit einer einzigen Rebsorte verbunden, wie der Rheingau mit dem Riesling. Auf 80% der rund 3.200ha Weinbergsfläche wird die Rebsorte von den Winzern angebaut.
Mittelheimer Edelmann und Sankt Nikolaus, Oestricher Klosterberg
Mittelheimer Edelmann  
1784 "in the Edelman", around 1800 "in the Edellmann", means ”at the noble man”. A vineyard of nobility. The location is funnily crossed by the "Sterzelpfad" = vagabond trail, an already prehistoric road from Rüdesheim to Wiesbaden. The Mittelheimer nobleman a southern slope with 5 ° decline. Its soils are predominantly profound and loess; furthermore shallow quartzite, gravel, tertiary clay and marl soils. An excellent location for the Pinot Noir, so you find it in our portfolio as MITTELHEIM Spätburgunder dry VDP.ORTSWEIN.

Mittelheimer Sankt Nikolaus  
Original name "in Nicholas", the patron saint of navigation. On the southern slope of Mittelheimer St. Nikolaus' grows with 5 ° decline on calcareous, profound loess our Pinot Noir. The succulent nature and the good storability of this location also characterize our red wine.

Oestricher Klosterberg  
VDP.ERSTE LAGE
Named after the monastery of Gottesthal, the Oestricher Klosterberg with its south-southeast orientation and its 5 ° slope has shallow to deep gravel (tertiary sea sand) quartzite soils (Taunus quartzite) and loamy, fresh soils. Its wines are full-bodied, and in dry years with plenty of sunshine, it produces great wines with fruit and high extract richness through the optimal water balance of the soil.
Hallgartener Schönhell, Oestricher Lenchen
Hallgartener Schönhell  
VDP.GROSSE LAGE
14th century "schoenenhelden", around 1500 "schönhell" means “nice and bride”. The Hallgarten Schönhell is oriented to the south with a slope of 3 ° and is characterized by its shallow to medium gravel soils of tertiary sea sand and profound loss. Its wines are full-bodied and fruity with a savory acidity. In our assortment we market the wine from the Schönhell as HALLGARTEN Riesling dry VDP.ORTSWEIN.

Oestricher Lenchen  
VDP.GROSSE LAGE
The top location of Oestrich and a VDP.GROSSE LOCATION within the VDP classification. The Lenchen is very diverse. Its southern slope with deep, sometimes gritty laps and heavy, tertiary marl soils produce flowery, aromatic wines. They are characterized by a substantial character and show a beautiful game through their fruity tartaric acid. The dry top wine from this location is called VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS®. The lighter and easy going brother from this vineyard is called OESTRICH Riesling dry VDP.ORTSWEIN
Oestricher Doosberg
Oestricher Doosberg  
VDP.GROSSE LAGE
1211 "dasberg", 1335 "Darisberg" thus a badger mountain. Due to its profound relief and rhombic floodplain of the Rhine, the south-facing Oestricher Doosberg gets high must weights, heavy, full-bodied and long-lived wines. You can find the wine from this excellent vineyard as OESTRICH DOOSBERG Riesling GG dry VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS® in the assortment.
Hattenheim
Hattenheimer Engelmannsberg  
VDP.ERSTE LAGE
So named in 1500 after the nobleman Engilmann and his wife Elisabeth von Hattenheim, the 1321 all their goods donated to the monastery Eberbach. Located deep in the south-southwest with a 5 ° decline, the profound Lößlehme of Hattenheimer Engelmannsberg produce full and spicy wines with pleasant play and elegance. Enjoy this Riesling from the HATTENHEIM ENGELMANNSBERG Riesling dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE® as a strong and aromatic food companion.
Hattenheimer Engelmannsberg, Nussbrunnen, Hassel und Nussbrunnen
Hattenheimer Nußbrunnen  
VDP.GROSSE LAGE
A former fountain surrounded by nut trees. The loess clay soils of the Hattenheimer Nussbrunnen produce rich, full-bodied and aromatic wines, also rich in substance and content. The 8 ° south slope produces wines of a diverse palette of flavors. A rare VDP.GROSSE GEWÄCHS® plot owned by only six wineries.

Hattenheimer Hassel  
VDP.GROSSE LAGE
In 1273 and 1312 "hazelnut", named after the hazelnut shrub, this southern slope with over 4 ° decline lies on profound lows and loess trees. The Hattenheimer Hassel has rich, powerful and juicy wines with a good and long life. The wine from this location can be found in our HATTENHEIM Riesling dry VDP.ORTSWEIN.

Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen  
VDP.GROSSE LAGE
A masonry fountain room visibly bears the name of this location. With a gradient of more than 8 °, the Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen, located to the south, has mainly slight tertiary marl soils and profound losses. Its medium-heavy wines have a fine fruit, spicy acidity and a long life potential.
Erbacher Siegelsberg, Rauenthaler Gern
Erbacher Siegelsberg  
VDP.GROSSE LAGE
Siegelsberg means “Seal Mountain”. Probably the name was created by a document (letter and seal). The 7 ° south slope Erbacher Siegelsberg produces strong and fine fruity wines with mature acidity. Their elegant play and their pleasant nature are in addition to the good storability indicative of this wine.

Rauenthaler Gehrn  
VDP.ERSTE LAGE
In the Middle Ages for a wedge-shaped piece, here like a spearhead. Next to the Rothenberg our most distant location of the upper Rheingau. The soils of the Rauenthaler Gehrn are, in addition to medium and deep-lying phyllite soils, small-scale soils of sericite gneiss and deep loess loam. His wines have a pleasant game, harmony and a long life. It is a finely fruity wine called Rauenthal Riesling feinherb VDP.ORTSWEIN.
Rauentaler Rothenberg
Rauenthaler Rothenberg  
VDP.ERSTE LAGE
Probably the name comes from the purple Phyllit-slate. Rothenberg and Gehrn represent the upper Rheingau in our cellar. The southern slope of the Rauenthaler Rothenberg is with its 12 ° our steepest vineyard. Its wines are full-bodied and heavy, fruit and spiciness are typical. A Rheingau top location and in our assortment of RAUENTHAL ROTHENBERG Riesling dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE®.
Eltville am Rhein
Eltville am Rhein
Die Wein-, Sekt- und Rosenstadt ist die älteste Stadt im Rheingau und bietet neben dem traumhaften Rheinufer, einer Kurfürstlichen Burg mit Rosengarten und einer schönen Altstadt viele schöne Momente zum Verweilen.

Eltville Richtung Wiebaden
In dieser Richtung verlassen Sie den mittleren Rheingau Richtung Wiesbaden (10min) und Frankfurt/Main (30min).

The Rheingau is characterized by its geographic position with only south facing slopes and the lake like Rhine river. The deep clay soils have good water-holding capacity although there is only a little rainfall (530 mm per year). This is because of the Rheingau hills and the humus development out of our cover crop management, which has been ongoing for two decades. The main focus is on keeping natural soil vitality. The use of natural grape growing methods and no pesticides, combined with minimum yields is the base for quality, which is further improved by a late, selective hand harvest.

Our winemaking criteria

-selective harvesting by hand

-several selections of grapes on the vine

-limited yield

-attention to details in all aspects of crushing and processing of the grapes

-slow, controlled fermentation for better flavor development

-fermentation in oak barrels in combination with stainless steel

-red wines in traditional oak barrels and barriques

The VDP.classification

*Through research for factors such as soil texture, sun exposure and available water supply, Rheingau vineyard sites are analyued. Only the special and best sites or parts of single sites are classified by the name “VDP.Grosse Lage” and "VDP.Erste LAGE".

To meet these quality designations, by specific vineyard factors in addition to strictly reduced yields requirements, the wines have to pass a sensory test by a professional jury. 


The refined VDP.CLASSIFICATION is not part of the official German wine law but rather an in-house statute of Gemany’s Prädikat wine estates (VDP) in which the quality of a wine is defined according to “terroir,” i.e., origin and quality are inherently linked. Wineries must follow specific standards shich are morge strringent than the official German wine law. Although the classification is only binding for VDP member estates, it is seminal for quality-oriented German viticulture as a whole.

The goal of the VDP.CLASSIFICATION is to assess the quality potential of Germany’s very best vineyard sites; secure the future of Germany’s unique viticultural landscape; restore esteem for Germany’s outstanding dry wines; and underscore the traditional connotation of the Prädikats as attributes reserved for wines with natural, ripe sweetness.


The refined, four-tier VDP.CLASSIFICATION is the key to terroir-driven viticulture in Germany in used to classify our wines.

 

 Die VDP.Klassifikation

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