Domdechant Wernersches Weingut (Rheingau)
The noble Riesling, considered by many to be the greatest white wine varietal, has its first recorded mention in an invoice from Rheingau. During the late-19th through the mid-20th Centuries, the Rieslings of Rheingau were some of the most sought after wines in the world, with prices sometimes topping those fetched for Bordeaux’s Classed Growths.
Located in Hochheim, with its gently rolling slopes, Domdechant Werner produces the slightly richer Rieslings this area is known for. They own property in three single vineyard sites. Originally purchased in 1780, the Hochheim wine estate has been passed down through the Werner family for generations ever since. Currently owned by Dr. Franz Werner Michel and managed by his daughter Catharina Mauritz, the 7th and 8th generations of the Werner family.
The estate cultivates ca. 14 hectares or 35 acres of vines, 98% of which are planted with Riesling and 2% Spätburgunder. The vineyards are located on gentle, south-facing slopes. The mineral-rich soils are predominantly chalky, with an excellent capacity to retain underground water, enabling the vines to remain healthy even during hot and dry weather. Thanks to optimal growing conditions, the estate is able to product top-quality wines of all styles, ranging from dry to lusciously sweet wines. Regardless of style, elegant fruit and mineral tones are the hallmarks of all the wines, which have received high reviews from Robert Parker and Wine Spectator and have won multiple awards at wine shows globally.