Winery Jörg Bauer/Mülheim:
The Bauer family has been involved in viticulture for almost 300 years. The family has been cultivating vineyards in Mülheim on the Middle Mosel since 1706. Today, they own 8 hectares of vineyards spread over the world-famous Brauneberger Juffer site, the Mülheimer Sonnenlay, Mülheimer- and Veldenzer Elisenberg and the Veldenzer Kirchberg. The royal child is the Riesling, which shines with variety and finesse on the steep slate slopes of the Moselle. However, variety also means having more than one wrinkle! That is why the wine range has been expanded in recent years to include the grape varieties Rivaner, Kerner, Weißer Burgunder and Blauer Spätburgunder.
Winery Dr. Loosen / Bernkastel-Kues:
The Dr. Loosen winery has been family-owned for well over 200 years. Ernst Loosen recognised that the rootless vines, which are on average 60 to 100 years old and located in famous vineyard sites of the Middle Mosel, are the basic prerequisite for the production of unique and great Rieslings. With his uncompromising wine philosophy, Ernst Loosen is famous for producing wines that are unmistakably associated with the terms Riesling, Mosel and Dr. Loosen.
Winery Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler / Bernkastel-Kues:
Dr Peter Pauly, who holds a doctorate in agronomy, and his wife Helga own numerous vineyards in internationally renowned top sites - such as Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg, Bernkasteler Badstube, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher and Zeltinger Himmelreich, Ürziger Würzgarten and Goldwingert, Erdener Treppchen and Prälat, Brauneberger Juffer and Juffer-Sonnenuhr. The winery, which has been family-owned for generations, is one of the most internationally recognised wineries in the Moselle region.
Winery widow Dr. H. Thanisch heirs Müller-Burggraef / Bernkastel-Kues:
The winegrowing tradition of the Thanisch family can be traced back over 375 years. At the beginning of the 19th century, the Thanisch family acquired the highly regarded Doctorweinberg. After the early death of Dr. Hugo Thanisch, his wife inherited the vineyard at the age of only 28, which has since been called "Weingut Witwe Dr. H. Thanisch". According to Napoleonic inheritance law, the winery was later divided between the widow's two daughters and given the hereditary lineage suffix "Heirs Müller-Burggraef". For generations, the name Thanisch has stood for luxurious white wines from the Moselle, which also shine beyond the Doctor wines. From the mid-19th century onwards, Thanisch wines repeatedly achieved spectacular prices at international auctions, such as in 1986, when a 1921 Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese changed hands for the incredible sum of 11,200 German marks.
Winery Max Ferd. Richter / Mülheim:
The Max Ferd. Richter wine estate dates back to a trading company founded in 1680 and has been owned by the family ever since. The baroque manor house with French gardens was built in 1774. The winery, which is separate from the manor house, was built in 1880 and houses the most extensive wooden barrel cellars on the middle Moselle. Quality takes precedence over quantity. The pruning of the vines is limited. A very late and differentiated grape (hand) harvest is carried out in order to achieve the best possible qualities already in the vineyard. Fermentation and storage of the Riesling musts are temperature-controlled and exclusively in traditional oak barrels in order to develop the individual character of the growths. Behind the success of the winery are both the long family tradition and the knowledge and skills of today's managers: Ökonomierat Horst M. F. Richter (1917), Dr. Dirk M. F. Richter (1946), cellar master Walter Hauth (1945) and winery administrator Werner Franz (1952).
Winery Dr. Leimbrock / Mülheim:
The Leimbrock family cultivates vineyards in the best locations in Brauneberg, Graach, Bernkastel, Veldenz and Mülheim. The winery is managed by Dipl.-Ing. Ulrike Leimbrock. The vines are cultivated with a down-to-earth attitude and the joy of living in one of the most beautiful wine regions. The guiding principle is to intervene as gently as possible for the environment in fertilisation, plant and soil protection. The grapes are carefully pressed, the musts are fermented in the naturally cooled cellar and the wines are vinified in the traditional wine style. The focus of the wine range is on dry and semi-dry Riesling wines. Only when nature permits, which fortunately has been the case more often in recent years, are filigree, fragrant Spät- and Auslese wines produced. The many gold and silver medals from the wine awards in the growing region and the federal wine awards are proof of the outstanding quality of Leimbrock's wines.
Winery Bernhard Eifel / Trittenheim:
Good wine has a distinct personality or two! Marietta and Bernhard Eifel have been running the winery since 1976, continuing the family tradition in the vineyard founded in 1635. Today, the vines have grown into a vineyard area of 6 hectares. Nature, consisting of old soils whose origins lie in times long past, and the vines that have anchored their roots in them, reflect our well-being, our home. Daughter Alexandra was also born with a love of wine. She already laid the foundation through internships of several months in the most famous wineries in Germany, in the Ökonomierat Rebholz winery in the Southern Palatinate as well as in the Heymann-Löwenstein winery on the Terrassenmosel. After completing her studies in oenology in Geisenheim, she is now following her passion and following in her parents' footsteps.
Bottler Winery / Mülheim:
Bottler Winery is located in Mülheim an der Mosel, a place with a long tradition in viticulture and hospitality. The winery was built in 1744 and has since specialized in the production of Steillagen-Riesling. The steep Mosel vineyards require a special dedication and passion to harvest the best grapes. Andreas Bottler and his family are experts in this field and use all their skills to produce wines of the highest quality. The range is complemented by fine Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir wines, sparkling wines and brandies and liqueurs.
Winery Klaus Junk / Leiwen:
The Klaus Junk winery is a family business based in Leiwen. A wayside cross erected in 1673 by Ludwig Junk attests to the family's long winemaking tradition, whose vineyard area today covers about 6.5 hectares. The vineyards extend over ten different locations from Waldrach on the Ruwer to Bernkastel-Kues, half of which are steep slopes. Reduced grape quantities, organic fertilisation and defoliation are just some of the parameters used to achieve superior quality. In the wine cellar, attention is also paid to gentle grape processing and must pre-clarification through natural sedimentation.
Winery Reuscher-Haart / Piesport:
The Reuscher-Haart winery is a Riesling winery by tradition, located in Piesport in the heart of the Middle Moselle. The family's motto is: "Quality in mind - Riesling in heart". The winery works consistently according to ecological principles. For the consistently high quality of its wines, the Reuscher-Haart winery was awarded the first state honour prize in 1984.
Winery Jörg Thanisch / Lieser:
The family tradition of the Thanisch winery can be traced back to 1648. In 2001, son Jörg took over the family business. The vineyard estate extends over 5 hectares of vineyards in the best-known steep slopes of the Middle Moselle. The wines of the estate are juicy and complex, but also offer the typical filigree and a fruity acidity. Riesling is the predominant grape variety, but the Thanisch estate also grows Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir.