WE ARE ON HOLIDAY

From 08/02 until 08/15 the winery is closed for wine sales and shipping.

If you want to stock up on the right wine for the summer weeks in August, you can do so until Thursday, July 29th. order. Gladly in our shop or via email.

We look forward to your orders.

Yours Katharina and team

Wine tastings and sales

From this weekend, our regular opening times will apply again without prior notification. In addition, wine tastings in the outdoor area with current test results are possible in the courtyard. If no current test is available, this can also be carried out with us. We have set up a tasting area for this purpose, in which everyone can taste wines in a separate area, while observing distance rules and a hygiene concept. We look forward to seeing you again in Westhofen.

 

Thursday and Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wine picnic to go goes into the second round

On the long weekend of Pentecost, many are drawn to the outdoors in nature. After the successful premiere of our Picnic to Go in March, we want to put together a delicious package for you, which you can reserve immediately. Order our wine picnic to go for two with homemade delicacies such as Manuel's spelled and herb bread, Grandma Helga's yeast cake or Katharina's hummus with zatar. Add a bottle of 2020 Scheurebe, 2 glasses and off you go. Pick up the package from us on May 22nd or 23rd at the winery and go on a hike through the vineyards around Westhofen. The hiking map of the Westhofener Wingerstheisjerweg leads you past the most beautiful places and our vineyards, where you can rest and enjoy.

To pre-order the picnic packages, please go to the shop here or send an email to info@weingut-wechseller.de

You also have the opportunity to taste and buy wine on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Budding in our vineyards

 

Despite the cool nights, the spring sun has finally awakened our vineyards. We are relieved and grateful that we have been spared late frosts so far, but we still fear the ice saints in mid-May. However, it is already certain that the budding is somewhat behind that of the last two years.

At the moment we can observe how the precious buds develop from the eyes and that the first green stretches towards the sun A very special moment for us and the official starting signal for the coming year of 2021.

HALE BOPP RELEASE

Finally he is here!

Our first cuvée made from Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris & Chardonnay - fermented in stainless steel and wood.

A radiant wine with an invigorating drinking flow that should make everyone happy. Like the comet: fascinating but accessible. A wine to enjoy together in the here and now.

Available by the bottle from 01.04.  in our Online Shop.

 

 

Wine Picnic to Go

For everyone who drifts outside at the first rays of sunshine and is in the mood for the new vintage. With our first "Wine Picnic to Go" we have come up with something special. Order our wine picnic to go for two with homemade delicacies and a bottle of 2020 Sauvignon Blanc. Pick it up from us on March 27th or 28th at the winery and go on a hike through the vineyards around Westhofen. The hiking map of the Westhofener Wingerstheisjerweg leads you past the most beautiful places and our vineyards, where you can rest and enjoy.

To pre-order the picnic packages, please go to the Shop here or send an email to info@no-spamweingut-wechsler.de

 

The vineyard is awakening

Nature is slowly awakening and the first blooming signs of spring indicate the approaching end of winter. After pruning, we are in the middle of tying up the bog vines, which will sprout in a few weeks. In addition, the young fields are about to be set. This year we will be planting new vineyards in Westhofen with French Pinot Noir grapes and, for the first time, Chardonnay. We bottledthe first wines from 2020 in the winery. Our Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling dry are wonderfully fresh, beautifully balanced and whet your appetite for the new vintage and the coming spring.

Winter at the Wechsler Estate

In the vineyard, we are currently laying the basis for the quality and quantity of the coming harvest with pruning. After a summer with little rain, we look forward to rain and snow. Our soils are loosened by the winter greening sown in autumn and the build-up of humus is promoted. Thereby we increase the water storage capacity, improve the soil quality and offer the vines the best possible supply of water and nutrients. The wintry view from our vineyard Schweißtröpfchen lets us look forward to the New Year with joy.

Wine sales in the current Corona situation

Due to the current situation, wine tastings and events are currently not possible. Nevertheless, you don't have to go without your favorite wines. With us you can easily pick up wines without contact from our yard. Simply write us an email, give us a call or use our online shop and give us your wine order. You can then conveniently invite them here in the courtyard or we will sent it to your home. We hope that we can make the lockdown a little more comfortable for you and wish you all the best and stay healthy!

 

Harvest 2020

The harvest is over and we look back satisfied and grateful on the past wine year.

2020 is an extraordinary year, everyone agrees. All of our lives were turned upside down by the start of the lockdown in March at the latest. Wine fairs and events were canceled and we quickly learned to stay in touch with our customers and partners using digital formats. A positive aspect was the time gained, which could instead be spent in the vineyard and in the winery. We winemakers didn't have less work, because the vines didn't want to have anything to do with slowing down. In the vineyard 2020 was anything but “normal”. We had a very early budding in mid-April about 10 days before the norm. Despite the cooler temperatures in June, we were unable to catch up with the progress of the vegetation and so we started harvesting for Miss Hu and Hu Madame on August 27th.

The main harvest of the Burgundy varieties followed at the beginning of September. From September 21st, the Riesling wines from our prime locations in Benn, Kirchspiel and Morstein will be read aloud. The high summer temperatures in September made our team sweat and we even had to interrupt the harvest for a few days due to the heat.

On September 30th we finished the harvest with wonderful Riesling grapes from Morstein. The reward for all the sweaty work were perfectly healthy grapes that were ripe in taste, but still moderate in sugar. A perfect basis for slim, easy-to-drink wines as we love them.

Harvest 2019

The vintage 2019 is very special to me. It is already the 10th vintage in the still young history of the winery and the first, which we have worked in a completely ecological way. The vines had to be conserved after the consumption last year and the long drought, so the grapes have become very loose and small. In total it is the smallest vintage on record in our winery.The quantity is a downer, but the taste and the quality reconcile us very much.

The wines from 2019 will be fine and elegant with pressure and great extract. Could become one of my favorite vintages.

Harvest 2018

Endless summer. That’s the way we will always remember 2018, with temperatures consistently above expected levels from April through mid-October, not to mention the earliest harvest on record. We kicked off on 20 August with grapes for our Chardonnay Sekt and finished with the final grapes from the Kirchspiel on 16 November. The quality of the fruit was exceptional. Even though many of our young vineyards suffered under the dry conditions, there was more than enough fruit, especially compared with two straight years of minimal yields.  My special thanks go to my team, who showed uncompromising dedication in the vineyard and cellar to help bring my visions to life. The wines are already showing beautiful balance and harmony and bring this year to a grateful and happy conclusion.

Current Reviews

We are thrilled and thankful to look back on numerous accolades from the major wine guides and international critics for the 2017 vintage:

We were delighted with Stuart Pigott's words on the 2017 Westhofen Alte Reben, writing for www.jamessuckling.com: "Extremely chalky, winy and cool, but don't expect anything fruity from this concentrated, totally terroir-oriented wine. Very long finish."

The 2017 Westhofener Kirchspiel was even awarded a stunning 95 points: “The tannin structure, chalky minerality and intense, herbal character make this a very serious dry Riesling.

In a blind tasting of Silvaners conducted by FOCUS Weintest, our "Alten Reben" ranked in the Top 10.

Falstaff Weinguide 2019: "There is a sense of change afoot at the estate, with much in transition, yet Riesling remains as a guiding constant — and it is truly a delicious success." / "2017 Westhofener Morstein Riesling 92 points."

Vinum Weinguide 2019: "Kirchspiel and Morstein are admirable successes. The fine minerality of Morstein in particular translates into an elegant and exceptional Riesling, 88 points"

 

WE ARE ON HOLIDAY

From 08/02 until 08/15 the winery is closed for wine sales and shipping.

If you want to stock up on the right wine for the summer weeks in August, you can do so until Thursday, July 29th. order. Gladly in our shop or via email.

We look forward to your orders.

Yours Katharina and team

Wine tastings and sales

From this weekend, our regular opening times will apply again without prior notification. In addition, wine tastings in the outdoor area with current test results are possible in the courtyard. If no current test is available, this can also be carried out with us. We have set up a tasting area for this purpose, in which everyone can taste wines in a separate area, while observing distance rules and a hygiene concept. We look forward to seeing you again in Westhofen.

 

Thursday and Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wine picnic to go goes into the second round

On the long weekend of Pentecost, many are drawn to the outdoors in nature. After the successful premiere of our Picnic to Go in March, we want to put together a delicious package for you, which you can reserve immediately. Order our wine picnic to go for two with homemade delicacies such as Manuel's spelled and herb bread, Grandma Helga's yeast cake or Katharina's hummus with zatar. Add a bottle of 2020 Scheurebe, 2 glasses and off you go. Pick up the package from us on May 22nd or 23rd at the winery and go on a hike through the vineyards around Westhofen. The hiking map of the Westhofener Wingerstheisjerweg leads you past the most beautiful places and our vineyards, where you can rest and enjoy.

To pre-order the picnic packages, please go to the shop here or send an email to info@weingut-wechseller.de

You also have the opportunity to taste and buy wine on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Budding in our vineyards

 

Despite the cool nights, the spring sun has finally awakened our vineyards. We are relieved and grateful that we have been spared late frosts so far, but we still fear the ice saints in mid-May. However, it is already certain that the budding is somewhat behind that of the last two years.

At the moment we can observe how the precious buds develop from the eyes and that the first green stretches towards the sun A very special moment for us and the official starting signal for the coming year of 2021.

HALE BOPP RELEASE

Finally he is here!

Our first cuvée made from Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris & Chardonnay - fermented in stainless steel and wood.

A radiant wine with an invigorating drinking flow that should make everyone happy. Like the comet: fascinating but accessible. A wine to enjoy together in the here and now.

Available by the bottle from 01.04.  in our Online Shop.

 

 

Wine Picnic to Go

For everyone who drifts outside at the first rays of sunshine and is in the mood for the new vintage. With our first "Wine Picnic to Go" we have come up with something special. Order our wine picnic to go for two with homemade delicacies and a bottle of 2020 Sauvignon Blanc. Pick it up from us on March 27th or 28th at the winery and go on a hike through the vineyards around Westhofen. The hiking map of the Westhofener Wingerstheisjerweg leads you past the most beautiful places and our vineyards, where you can rest and enjoy.

To pre-order the picnic packages, please go to the Shop here or send an email to info@no-spamweingut-wechsler.de

 

The vineyard is awakening

Nature is slowly awakening and the first blooming signs of spring indicate the approaching end of winter. After pruning, we are in the middle of tying up the bog vines, which will sprout in a few weeks. In addition, the young fields are about to be set. This year we will be planting new vineyards in Westhofen with French Pinot Noir grapes and, for the first time, Chardonnay. We bottledthe first wines from 2020 in the winery. Our Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling dry are wonderfully fresh, beautifully balanced and whet your appetite for the new vintage and the coming spring.

Winter at the Wechsler Estate

In the vineyard, we are currently laying the basis for the quality and quantity of the coming harvest with pruning. After a summer with little rain, we look forward to rain and snow. Our soils are loosened by the winter greening sown in autumn and the build-up of humus is promoted. Thereby we increase the water storage capacity, improve the soil quality and offer the vines the best possible supply of water and nutrients. The wintry view from our vineyard Schweißtröpfchen lets us look forward to the New Year with joy.

Wine sales in the current Corona situation

Due to the current situation, wine tastings and events are currently not possible. Nevertheless, you don't have to go without your favorite wines. With us you can easily pick up wines without contact from our yard. Simply write us an email, give us a call or use our online shop and give us your wine order. You can then conveniently invite them here in the courtyard or we will sent it to your home. We hope that we can make the lockdown a little more comfortable for you and wish you all the best and stay healthy!

 

Harvest 2020

The harvest is over and we look back satisfied and grateful on the past wine year.

2020 is an extraordinary year, everyone agrees. All of our lives were turned upside down by the start of the lockdown in March at the latest. Wine fairs and events were canceled and we quickly learned to stay in touch with our customers and partners using digital formats. A positive aspect was the time gained, which could instead be spent in the vineyard and in the winery. We winemakers didn't have less work, because the vines didn't want to have anything to do with slowing down. In the vineyard 2020 was anything but “normal”. We had a very early budding in mid-April about 10 days before the norm. Despite the cooler temperatures in June, we were unable to catch up with the progress of the vegetation and so we started harvesting for Miss Hu and Hu Madame on August 27th.

The main harvest of the Burgundy varieties followed at the beginning of September. From September 21st, the Riesling wines from our prime locations in Benn, Kirchspiel and Morstein will be read aloud. The high summer temperatures in September made our team sweat and we even had to interrupt the harvest for a few days due to the heat.

On September 30th we finished the harvest with wonderful Riesling grapes from Morstein. The reward for all the sweaty work were perfectly healthy grapes that were ripe in taste, but still moderate in sugar. A perfect basis for slim, easy-to-drink wines as we love them.

Harvest 2019

The vintage 2019 is very special to me. It is already the 10th vintage in the still young history of the winery and the first, which we have worked in a completely ecological way. The vines had to be conserved after the consumption last year and the long drought, so the grapes have become very loose and small. In total it is the smallest vintage on record in our winery.The quantity is a downer, but the taste and the quality reconcile us very much.

The wines from 2019 will be fine and elegant with pressure and great extract. Could become one of my favorite vintages.

Harvest 2018

Endless summer. That’s the way we will always remember 2018, with temperatures consistently above expected levels from April through mid-October, not to mention the earliest harvest on record. We kicked off on 20 August with grapes for our Chardonnay Sekt and finished with the final grapes from the Kirchspiel on 16 November. The quality of the fruit was exceptional. Even though many of our young vineyards suffered under the dry conditions, there was more than enough fruit, especially compared with two straight years of minimal yields.  My special thanks go to my team, who showed uncompromising dedication in the vineyard and cellar to help bring my visions to life. The wines are already showing beautiful balance and harmony and bring this year to a grateful and happy conclusion.

Current Reviews

We are thrilled and thankful to look back on numerous accolades from the major wine guides and international critics for the 2017 vintage:

We were delighted with Stuart Pigott's words on the 2017 Westhofen Alte Reben, writing for www.jamessuckling.com: "Extremely chalky, winy and cool, but don't expect anything fruity from this concentrated, totally terroir-oriented wine. Very long finish."

The 2017 Westhofener Kirchspiel was even awarded a stunning 95 points: “The tannin structure, chalky minerality and intense, herbal character make this a very serious dry Riesling.

In a blind tasting of Silvaners conducted by FOCUS Weintest, our "Alten Reben" ranked in the Top 10.

Falstaff Weinguide 2019: "There is a sense of change afoot at the estate, with much in transition, yet Riesling remains as a guiding constant — and it is truly a delicious success." / "2017 Westhofener Morstein Riesling 92 points."

Vinum Weinguide 2019: "Kirchspiel and Morstein are admirable successes. The fine minerality of Morstein in particular translates into an elegant and exceptional Riesling, 88 points"

 

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