WHERE THE WINE TASTES OF THE VINEYARD
On Saturday Gut Hermannsberg in Niederhausen celebrates 10 years of “Passion for Riesling und Terroir“.
When, ten years ago Jens Reidel and Dr. Christine Dinse recognized the unique potential of the former Royal Prussian Wine Domain Niederhausen-Schlossböckelheim and purchased it they acquired more than a famous wine estate with excellent vineyards. They also purchased a piece of history, and were aware of that right from the start. This is the background to their respectful treatment of the grapes as much as the complex of historic buildings that were built high above the Nahe between 1902 and 1907 and now stand under a preservation order. 10 years of “Passion for Riesling und Terroir“ will be celebrated there on Saturday, 31st August with an anniversary event.
A Model Estate Transformed into a Top Winery
When Jens Reidel and Dr. Christine Dinse bought the Gutsverwaltung Niederhausen-Schlossböckelheim from Erich Maurer (the first private owner) in 2009 their goal was to take the former state-owned model property into the future. They renamed it “Gut Hermannsberg” after one of the best vineyard sites of the Nahe that is in their exclusive ownership.
They look back over a decade that began with considerable investment in the vineyards, cellar and buildings without forgetting their architectural legacy. Their project “Top Winery” was a success. Already in 2013 the wine guide Gault Millau named “Rising Star of the Year” and in 2016 cellarmaster Karsten Peter and his team were named “Winemaker of the Year”.