New Construction at Dr. Loosen Estate

Dr Loosen-New Arched Cellar Sketch 500 px

For many years, Erni Loosen has been a Riesling ambassador, traveling the globe to introduce people to the wonders of German wines.

He has made so many new friends, the world is now coming to Erni’s door, as Riesling lovers from near and far visit the estate to taste Dr. Loosen wines and see its historic vineyards with their own eyes.

To welcome everyone, we’re now building an addition to the estate house that will be a wonderful new space to receive and entertain visitors.

We have carefully designed our new addition to be comfortable, welcoming and very much in keeping with the rich history of the Dr. Loosen estate.

Each week we’ll be posting new photos, so be sure to check back often to watch the progress! And, when it’s finished, of course, we invite you to come and see it for yourselves.

THE PLANS

Here are pdfs of the construction plans:

Dr Loosen Expansion Plan-Street View

Dr Loosen Expansion-Sketch of Street View

Dr Loosen Expansion Plan-Overhead View

THE PHOTOS

Excavation Begins-January 2015
January 2015 – Excavation begins! After years of planning and preparation, the excavators come rolling, ready to remove several hundred tons of Mosel slate stones. Of course, we re-used this valuable soil in other vineyard sites.



Excavating in the Snow-January 2015
January 2015 – Excavating in the snow.



Excavation Continues-February 2015
February 2015 – Excavation continues.



Removing the old dining room
Removing the old dining room.



Removing the patio area
Removing the patio area.



Dr Loosen Construction-April 21 2015 500 px
April 2015 – Construction continues.



Nine columns of the tasting room will be capped with hand-carved images of the estate's grand cru vineyards. Here you see the column cap for Erdener Prälat.
Nine columns of the tasting room will be capped with hand-carved images of the estate’s grand cru vineyards. Here you see the column cap for Erdener Prålat.



Finishing the retaining wall-April 2015
April 2015 – Finishing the retaining wall.

 

2 Responses to “New Construction at Dr. Loosen Estate”

  1. Mary Schoff

    Love your wine. One day I will visit your tasting room. Live in USA.

    Reply

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