Dr. F Weins- Prüm (Mosel)
Under Bert Selbach direction the wines not only offer great value, but also great quality, especially his Wehlener Sonnenuhr wines. The Wehlener Sonnenuhr wines are always very elegant, impeccable Rieslings and always amongst the best produced from this great vineyard. The estate totals 12.5 acres, most on steeply sloping terrain, and is planted 100% to Riesling. The estate is a founding member of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer V.D.P. Production is approximately 6,000 cases.
J.J. Prüm Estate (Mosel)
the wines of J.J. Prüm have earned a special place in the ranks of the world's greatest wines. The 55 acre estate consists of about 90% ungrafted, old vines. Holdings are in the best parts of the top Middle-Mosel sites: Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Bernkasteler Lay and Bernkasteler Badstube. Plantings of the estate are 100 % Riesling and on steeply sloping Devon schist soil. Average annual production is about 15,000 cases.
Mönchhof Estate (Mosel)
The "Monks House or Monks Court" goes back to 1177. The monks from Himmerod were active as winegrowers in the area and they completed the present estate building and underground cellars before 1509. They continued their work at the Mönchhof until 1804, when the estate was purchased by the Eymael family. For over 200 years they have carried on the winemaking tradition of the monks. The estate's prime holdings are in the vineyards of the Ürziger Würzgarten, Erdener Treppchen, and Erdener Prälat.
von Hövel Estate (Saar)
Eberhard von Kunow is proprietor of an estate at Oberemmel that has been in the same family for six generations. The estate owns about 27.5 acres of vineyards and has a production of about 5,000 cases. The Oberemmeler Hütte is the largest holding with 12,5 acres and is wholly owned by the von Kunow family. A portion of the Oberemmeler Balduinsberg (6,25 acres) and of the famous Scharzhofberg (7.5 acres) round out the estate. All vineyards are planted to 100% Riesling.
Pfeffingen Estate (Pfalz)
The Pfeffingen wine estate is nestled in the midst of beautifully contoured vineyards. This family-run estate is managed with one goal in mind — delivering the highest possible wine quality every year. The estate's main grape variety is Riesling, which, accounting for more than two thirds of the vineyard area, thrives in this excellent location in the heart of the Mittelhaardt Mountains. A speciality of the estate is the aromatic Scheurebe, one of the few new grape varieties that produce grand, unique wines. The traditional Gewürztraminer and Pinot Blanc varieties round out the range of white varieties. http://www.pfeffingen.de
Fürst Estate (Franken)
The Fürst family has been involved in viticulture since 1638. the estate has grown from six to 37 acres. Primary holdings are 27 acres of the Bürgstadter Centgrafenberg a pure south-facing moderate to steep site. Its makeup is weathered, colored sandstone with loam content that varies from light to heavy across the vineyard.
Dr. Heger Estate / WHS Heger (Baden)
Dr. Max Heger, a country doctor in Ihringen, love for wine became very real when in 1935 he started to accumulate portions of the Vorderer Winklerberg, today the Ihringer Winklerberg, the best sun trap amongst all the vineyards in Germany. Eighteen acres in this top site became the foundation of the Dr. Heger estate. In 1949 Dr. Heger's son Wolfgang, after completing his studies in Geisenheim, began to seriously build a reputation for the estate. His wines from the Silvaner, Ruländer (Pinot Gris), Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Riesling, Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and other varieties soon were in great demand by many of the area's fine restaurants.
In 1986 Joachim Heger started a second estate, Weinhaus Heger. The vines are in the Thuniberg area and are under long-term lease contracts to Heger and are maintained by Weinhaus Heger. The wines are vinified with the same care in the cellars of Dr. Heger. They are mostly of the Pinot variety, that is Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Pinot Noir Blanc (Weissherbst). The wines always offer great value.
Schnaitmann Estate (Württemberg) - from the lowest priced wine to the most expensive. Rainer Schnaitmann wines and style parallel, very closely, the wines we seek to represent in our portfolio. They are crystalline pure, refined, and reflective of their terroir. The wines offer great balance and will age for decades. Production here averages 6,000 cases.