In the 1868 viticultural map for the Trier administrative district, which was drawn up as a tax assessment basis for wineries on the Mosel, seven of our sites were designated as Grosse Lage. This classification is similar to the Grand Cru system in Burgundy and was updated in 1995 by Stuart Pigott and Hugh Johnson in their German Wine Atlas. Today, we make a deliberate effort to use this culturally and historically proven classification. Since 1988, we have exclusively bottled Rieslings from the classified Grossen Lagen as single vineyards, while all other wines are designated as Estate or Village Rieslings.

"Wine doesn't invent anything, it just spills the beans."

Friedrich Schiller