Weingut Scholtes

Hans-Peter Scholtes

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For more than 300 years now, Weingut Scholtes has been a successful winery on the river Moselle.

All the vineyards are farmed organically, based on close observation and a lot of work is done by hand. As a family business, they take matters into their own hands. Sustainability even goes beyond the vineyard. Whether heating with biomass, using solar energy or our reusable wooden crates.

Today, the new generation, Christian, provides new impetus with his young ideas, while his father, Hans-Peter contributes his longstanding experience to the production.

The Scholtes family make a great combination of German classics such as Riesling, as well as Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir Schulter Schluss and even a Crémant!

 

The Mosel is third in terms of production. However, some argue it is the outright leader in terms of the quality of German wine.

One staggering thing about the Mosel region, which takes its name from the homonymous river, is the sheer steepness of a lot of the vineyards. Many of the vineyards are set in the steep banks of the river Mosel.

This has a great effect in terms of the quality of the German wine produced. However, it no doubt has an adverse effect on the knees of the vintners picking the grapes. If you ever find yourself drinking a Mosel wine, spare a thought for the hard-working vintners out on the steep hills.

If you want to learn more about German wine, then read our article here!