• Early documentation indicates the great importance of the designated vineyards in our region. Tracing back to 1885, a precise classification of the Rheingau vineyards detailed the value of the soils and the extent of the yield in the various vineyard sites. It was during these years that Rheingau Riesling became a much sought-after delicacy for wine connoisseurs in Germany as well as commanding top prices on the international market. Still today this is our mutual goal. We unite the innate integrity of the vineyards with the comprehensive, passionate aspiration for quality.

    Ensuring the singularity of Rheingau Riesling.
  • About 60 percent of the Prinz von Hessen estate’s vineyards are classified as VDP.Grosse Lage (best vineyards in Germany), among them are:

    Johannisberger Klaus

    These southern-facing slopes feature lime-rich loess soils which are gravelly and influenced by the local water veins deep below the surface. The angle of the sun readily warms the ground enabling elegant wines with delicate fruity aromas to develop. These rich, refined wines generally first reach true drinking pleasure after two to three years of aging.
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  • About 60 percent of the Prinz von Hessen estate’s vineyards are classified as VDP.Grosse Lage (best vineyards in Germany), among them are:

    Winkeler Hasensprung

    Back in the year 1814, the famed author Goethe was aware of the virtues of the Hasensprung vineyard, gaining poetic inspiration from the 1811 vintage. The vineyard slopes facing south-southeast consist mostly of deep loess soil mixed with pockets of shallow gravel and water-saturated loess-loam. The wines are full-bodied, powerful, showing intense fruit, balanced acidity and having great aging potential. Signature Rieslings from dry to sweet dessert wines with great longevity.
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  • About 60 percent of the Prinz von Hessen estate’s vineyards are classified as VDP.Grosse Lage (best vineyards in Germany), among them are:

    Winkeler Jesuitengarten

    Kissed by the sun, these gentle southern slopes have deep calcareous loess soils which yield medium-bodied, succulent, elegant yet dense wines showing beautiful balance between sweetness and acidity. The wines portray a pleasing mouthfeel underlined by a marked minerality and good aging potential.
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  • About 60 percent of the Prinz von Hessen estate’s vineyards are classified as VDP.Grosse Lage (best vineyards in Germany), among them are:

    Winkeler Dachsberg

    The Dachsberg vineyard has profited greatly from the climate changes over the past years. At a height of 180 meters above sea level, these slopes are the highest, steepest and, as such, windiest cultivated on our estate. The stony soil forces the vines to delve deep into the ground, lending the wines a style of distinctive minerality rich in extracts. Our 5.3 hectares of this vineyard are planted with 80% Riesling and 20% Pinot Blanc grapes. The deep, gravelly soils containing quartzite (biogenic sand and quartzite from the Taunus Mountains) and stony loess-loam, providing the perfect home for our Dachsfilet (badger’s filet) grapes.
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