In 2016 the German Wine Institute (DWI) issued 50 awards for outstanding vinotheks from the 13 German wine growing regions. They were selected according to strict quality criteria from around 200 applications by a specialist jury.
"With the 'Awards for Outstanding Vinotheks', we want to show wine-loving consumers where you can taste wine directly from the producer in a stylish atmosphere and with a high level of service, thereby creating additional incentives for visiting the German wine regions," explained DWI Managing Director Monika Reule as part of the award ceremony in Ingelheim. In addition to attractive architecture and interior design, the jury also assessed aspects such as regular opening times, seating, product presentation, further information about the region, vineyard tours, etc. In addition, the professional competence and the foreign language skills of the employees represented a further selection criterion.
It came as a complete, but wonderful, surprise to his parents when Nico Espenschied revealed his career plans. Given that he had already finished his university admission exams, parents Heike and Wilfried presumed their son would pursue an academic career.read more
Weingut J. Neus
Ingelheim's reds have been famous for centuries, and Josef Neus rose here as one of the "Kings of Red Wine." Neus was born on the Mosel, but came to Ober-Ingelheim in 1881, opened a wine store and soon thereafter began with his own cultivation.read more
Weingut Schneider - Mirjam Schneider
For Mirjam, there was never any question in her mind that she would someday be a winemaker. As a child, she spent much time in the vineyards, learning all aspects of viticulture at her father's side.read more
Weingüter Willems & Hofmann
Bright and modern, tailored entirely to their entirely personal tastes: the new vinothek in a Bauhaus style represents the fulfillment of a dream for Carolin and Jürgen Hofmann. It is a place to be at ease and for shared exploration.read more
Sektgut Hubertus Triebe
1990 was a year of change, as Germany rejoined East and West and 35-year-old Walter Schuh left the Mosel Valley to start his wine estate in a small village called Sörnewitz on the Elbe.read more