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 order form and give us your wine order. You can then conveniently invite them here in the courtyard and pay by invoice. We hope that we can make the lockdown light 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 reading 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"

 

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 order form and give us your wine order. You can then conveniently invite them here in the courtyard and pay by invoice. We hope that we can make the lockdown light 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 reading 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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