A UNIQUE SPECIMEN OF NATURE

Wine from the oldest wineyard of the world

PRECIOUS HERITAGE OF NATURE

For several decades we have owned a unique spot of land: the oldest vineyard in the world. Already at the time of the Thirty Years’ War, an unknown winegrower planted vines in the “Rhodter Rosengarten” at the entrance to Rhodt under Rietburg, as the church records document. 300 ancient, gnarled Gewürztraminer vines still grow today on the valuable limestone marl soil, which is interspersed with loess and clay. It is a matter of honour that we cultivate this Wingert with a lot of love – even if the yield is tiny.

400 YEARS OF WINE HISTORY IN A BOTTLE

The wine from the Rhodter Rosengarten was vinified as it has been for centuries. After fermentation it is stored in oak barrels. This is followed by gentle filtration and further storage for three months in absolute darkness. Then the bottling in traditional bottles: Only 571 bottles of 0.375 litters each are available from the current vintage 2016. The crowning glory is a package worthy of this rarity: the wine is hidden behind four layers of uncoated natural paper. Four sites for four centuries and the four elements of viticulture: plant, soil, water and sun. When the paper layers are folded out, the bottle appears resting on an oak base. Undoubtedly a drop for special moments with special people.

Eldest Vineyard: Winner of the German Packaging Award 2019 for “A noble wrapper for wine from the oldest vineyard in the world” in the category “Design & Refinement”.