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"

 

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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