Est. 2001. Importer & Distributor of Fine Wine, Craft Spirits, and Ginjo Sake
The Estate is 12.5 hectares, in the western most district of the Rheinhessen, near Bernhard. Soils vary, but there is a significant vein of porphyry, similar to the great soils of the Nahe (which is just over the hill from this estate). Some think the worlds greatest Rieslings grow on volcanic soil in general and porphyry in particular.The land here is steeper in this region and 95% of the Wagner-Stempel estate is picked by hand, managed by Oliver Muller, Estate Manager. Musts are clarified by gravity. The estate quality wines are made in stainless steel and many of his top wines see old oak. Cultured yeasts are used for the estate wines and spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast is the choice for the higher level wines. Most wines sit on lees until February.
In the Gault Millau / German Wine Guide the estate was voted newcomer of the year in 2009.Media LinksDeutsches Weininstitut: Heerkretz - Top Vineyard in "Rheinhessen's Switzerland"