“The Queen of White Wines“. As the name suggests, the Riesling grape has its origin in the Rhine region. The grape was selected from wild vines found on the Upper Rhine. Ungrafted vines of this species were first mentioned in Rüsselsheim in 1435. The name Riesling supposedly comes from its inclination to “verrieseln“ (couluring). Being a late-ripening variety, it needs the best sites. Apart from that, it is rather rewarding when cultivated. Yields are low (Domäne: 400 g/m2), yet it boasts lovely fruit aromas and flavors reminiscent of peach and apricots. Riesling has enjoyed a great tradition at our estate, being most important for crafting both still wines and sparklers.