Dönnhoff’s holdings represent some of the best vineyards in the Nahe & all of Germany. Cornelius Dönnhoff farms ten different Grand Cru sites, including a majority of the top-rated Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle and Oberhäuser Brücke Monopole and is certified Fair N Green sustainable.
Although the Nahe is a dry region, Dönnhoff does not water their vineyards as to encourage deep rooted vines. The soil is covered with organic material like straw and compost to preserve water and to avoid evaporation and erosion in heavy rains.
The vines are all grown on wireframes, low to the ground to benefit from the warmth of the stoney topsoil, and at a density of approx. 6000 vines per hectare. The Riesling vines are old clones sourced from the sites in Niederhausen and Schloßböckelheim.
Grapes are always picked by hand at Dönnhoff over two to three passes through each vineyard.
Donnhoff Estate Riesling is a sophisticated off-dry white, that has delicious white peaches and ripe apples, but also a great balance of freshness and juiciness. Super-bright finish. Wonderfully fresh and well defined, elegant with a tingling minerality. A delicious wine for every day. From organically grown grapes.