Our wines

Our aim is to produce wines full of character, characterised by their terroir and typical varieties with their own unique features, but combining the individual characteristics to form a harmonious result. As a result, the wines define their own character and reflect the area of cultivation, the harvest year and the winemaker's signature.

Jens Bettenheimer

Our Vineyards

For great wines

Many of our vineyards are significantly influenced by the primeval sea in the Mainz Basin. This left behind marine sediments, which solidified into limestone and marl rocks in the course of the earth's history. These solid rocks form the stable basis of our terroir and loose rocks form the fertile layer.

During the following ice ages, large parts of the Mainz Basin were covered with loose rocks such as calcareous loess or, near the Rhine, calcareous drifting sand of varying thickness. These sediments give our vines the necessary root space and water storage for optimal development.

Through many years of cultivation and work, soils combining the best of both terroir worlds were created because the loose and solid rocks mentioned earlier were generally thoroughly mixed. Je nach Lage aber dominiert entweder das Festgestein (Kalk- oder Mergelstein) oder aber das Lockergestein (Löss oder Flugsand). Depending on the location, however, either the solid rock (limestone or marl) or the loose rock (loess or drifting sand) dominates. Depending on the mixing ratio, different soils and thus distinctive terroir wines are formed.

Eselspfad

These paths often lead to a mill and are only wide enough for a donkey carrying a sack to walk on.

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Hundertgulden

100 guilder - already a valuable location in the past

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Sonnenhang

Sunny slopes

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Schloßberg

Schlossberg is located below the Westerhaus castle.

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Burgberg

Significantly interspersed with hydrobial lime (fossilised mudflat snails).

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Täuscherspfad

Fraudster’s road. The origin of the name is somewhat unclear. The most interesting explanation: The adjacent path was used in the Middle Ages to smuggle some agricultural produce past the customs post.

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Weinberg mit Himmel
Weinberge mit Schnee
Weinberge in Frühling

The winemaking process

Barrel, stainless steel, granite

We consistently focus on the slowest possible spontaneous fermentation in wood, stainless steel and, more recently, granite. Until the wine is bottled, we store it gently on yeast at appropriate temperatures to promote inner density and longevity. Sulphurization is delayed as long as possible. All wines are made under vegan conditions.

Our estate wines are carefully pre-clarified and then fermented at a constant temperature.

We bottle the local wines without any frills in the vinification process and try to preserve their puristic clarity. Often kept in wooden barrels and fermented spontaneously.

The single site wines are the most individual wines in our range. Here, the vineyard, the terroir and the grape variety are the most important aspects of the winemaking process. Long rest periods of up to 13 days of mash or must in the refrigerated container, influence the taste and colour of the wine in their own unique way. White wine fermentation is somewhat cloudy and spontaneous. The reds mature exclusively in barriques or tonneaux after the mash fermentation.

Holzfass
Granit Ei
Edelstahl

Classification

Something for everyone...

We distinguish between three quality segments for our dry wines: estate wines, local wines and single site wines. Furthermore, we also offer fruity and noble sweet wines with the designations "Spätlese", "Auslese" and "Trockenbeerenauslese".

Estate wines

Quality wines typical of the vine variety

We offer our estate wines in 1 litre and 750 ml bottles.

1 litre bottles

For uncomplicated drinking pleasure.

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750 ml bottles.

750 ml bottles.

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Local wines

Hand-picked grapes

Our local wines are pre-selections or main harvests from our vineyards in Ingelheim and Appenheim and are gently and traditionally dry matured. Hand-picked and carefully harvested grapes from selected vineyards help us produce wines with a strong character and a clear profile of the typical local limestone terroir.

White wines

Grüner Silvaner

Ingelheim

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Grüner Silvaner "Granit"

Ingelheim

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Riesling

Ingelheim

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Chardonnay

Ingelheim

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Grauburgunder

Ingelheim

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Weißburgunder "500"

Appenheim

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Weißburgunder

Appenheim

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Red wines

Spätburgunder

Ingelheim

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Frühburgunder

Ingelheim

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Single site wines

Our best vineyards

For wine connoisseurs, the single site wine is the best wine to philosophize about. We basically caress the grapes to maturity. Only the best vineyards in the best locations can be used for single site wine production. We pay special attention to handling and the maturing process.

White wines

Sylvaner

Appenheimer Eselspfad

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Weißer Riesling "Illumino"

Ingelheimer Burgberg

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Grauer Burgunder "Aureus"

Ingelheimer Sonnenhang

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Weißer Riesling

Appenheimer Hundertgulden

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Red wines

Blauer Spätburgunder

Ingelheimer Sonnenhang

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Blauer Frühburgunder

Ingelheimer Schlossberg

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Blauer Spätburgunder

Ingelheimer Täuscherspfad

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Dessert wines

Those who like it sweet

Fruity and full-bodied white wines with natural residual sweetness.

Riesling Spätlese edelsüß

Ingelheimer Burgberg

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Huxelrebe Spätlese edelsüß

Appenheimer Eselspfad

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Grauer Burgunder Auslese edelsüß

Ingelheimer Burgberg

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Huxelrebe Trockenbeerenauslese

Appenheimer Eselspfad

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Sparkling

Those who need pressure

There are days when bubbles are balm to the soul.

Semi-sparkling wines

JB Secco

German Qualitätsperlwein b.A.

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Sparkling wines

JB Riesling Brut

Traditional bottle fermentation "méthode traditionelle"

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