Dr. Hermann Winery, the Riesling-Estate, is managed by the father and son team of Rudi and Christian Hermann. Their philosophy is that quality starts in the vineyard with restrained pruning, hand harvesting, natural and careful cultivation of vineyard soil. The result is beautiful, elegant wines from some of the most famous vineyard sites in the world. The Hermann’s specialize in Riesling grown on steep rock slopes of the famous vineyards of the Erdener Prälat, Erdener Treppchen, and the Ürziger Würzgarten. All of their vineyards grow exclusively on old vines, ungrafted Riesling vines which deliver beautiful, complex Riesling wines.
Region: Mosel, Germany
Year Founded: Over 400 years of history. Managed by Rudi Hermann since 1967 with Christian Hermann joining in 2001.
Proprietors: Rudi and Christian Hermann
Winemaker: Christian Hermann
Size of property: 6.5 hectares (16 acres)
Amount of Property Planted: 6.5 ha (16 acres)
Terroir: Ürziger Würzgarten: red sandstone and slate soil. Erdener Treppchen: varieties of slate soil;red soil, grey and clay slate. Erdener Prälat: grey and red slate planted with original root-stock Riesling up to 100 years old, with perfect exposition to the sun.
Annual Production: 70000 bottles
Varieties Cultivated: Riesling + Weissburgunder (Pinot blanc)