Richtfest: The Topping Out Ceremony! November 17, 2015 “Richtfest” is a German tradition – a “topping out” party for the workers when the roof truss is finished. Recently we celebrated Richtfest for our new visitors center, which is under construction. Learn more about our new visitors center here. The wreath flies from the roof. Baumeister Jupp Keller shows great skill. Erni Loosen pounds the traditional final nail in the attic. On the ground floor there is a crossed arched hall that sits on top of the pavillion with spectacular view. From the pavillion we have views on each side. On one side you see the Mosel River. On the other, Landshut Castle. Architect Andreas Way from Dresden. Here is the team. On the far left is Thomas Loosen with the family and winery/exporting staff, along with building contractor Jupp Keller, brothers Henschel, interior decorator Sylvia Pappa, architect Andreas Way, Metzen Schach + Luxemburger and many more. We thank each trade union individually for this great achievement. Hooray for the workers! Interior Designer Sylvia Pappa chats with Bernie Shug, a Dr. Loosen winemaker since 1987! Erni Loosen (left), Interior designer Sylvia Pappa from Düsseldorf (middle) and Dr. Loosen Head of Sales Désirée Schröder. The vault and beautiful handmade pillars are the work of the Dresden company Brothers Henschel. A big round of applause for all! As a thank you to the companies and their employees, the architect, Andreas Way, took to the guitar and sang Reinhard Mey’s “Above the Clouds” with a bit of rewritten chorus: “For Erni Loosen, where the Riesling makes us so happy…” Richtfest! The topping out ceremony!