The winery in the municipality Rüdesheim in the German growing area Rheingau
was founded in 1880 by Bernhard Scholl and Albert Hillebrand as part of a wine shop. At the beginning of the 20th century it was taken over by Peter Breuer and further expanded by his son Georg. Then in the third generation, the brothers Bernhard and Heinrich Breuer took the lead. Together with Bernd Philippi (owner of the winery Koehler-Ruprecht
in the Palatinate) and Werner Näkel (owner of the winery Meyer Näkel
on the Ahr) was founded in 2000 in the Portuguese Douro Valley the estate Quinta da Carvalhosa
. Already in 1997 was also together with Bernd Philippi, as well as the South African Stephan du Toit the winery Mont du Toit
Bernhard Breuer, who died unexpectedly in 2004, was considered to be one of the most innovative German winemakers, who strove with particular care to develop a dry Riesling and championed the close connection between wine and culture. In 1984 he founded the Riesling Association Charter Rheingau
, which then merged in 1999 in the VDP-Rheingau. Today, the winery is managed by Theresa Breuer, supported by plant manager Hermann Schmoranz and butler Markus Lundén.
The vineyards cover 34 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Nonnenberg
(in sole ownership) and Rothenberg
in the municipality Rauenthal, as well Mount Roseneck
. Mountain Rottland
and Mountain Schlossberg
in the municipality Rudesheim. It dominates the Riesling with 26 hectares, the remaining area is planted with the varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. The absolute rarities are the two nearly extinct historically significant varieties of white Heunisch ( Gouais blanc
) and Orleans
cultivated. From Orléans 200 to 300 bottles are produced annually since 2002, the first vintage or virgin wine for the planted in 2005 White Heunisch was that of 2008.
It will Organic (organic) viticulture
practiced, primarily the sustainability
serves in the vineyard. These include seasonal greening
, Planting of legumes
instead of synthetic fertilizer, as well as abandonment pesticides
such as B. herbicides
, The high quality standard is achieved by extremely low yields (25 to 45 hl / ha) and the strictest selection of the grapes. Only the very best wines are marketed with a layer label. The second rank is called "Terra Montosa", followed by the "Ortsrieslinge" (Estates) and the "Gutsrieslinge" (in the types "Sauvage" = dry and "Charm" = semi-dry). A specialty are wines in small quantities from Pinot Gris and Spätburgunder from particularly old vineyards. These are bottled since the year 1999 under the additional designation "B" (mountain terraces).
Furthermore, sweet wines such as Auslese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese are produced, whose berries are sorted manually in a complex process according to their degree of decay. In addition, various brandies (marc, lamb and brandy) and bottle-fermented sect are produced. The winery is a member of the associations German Barrique Forum
, The goods and generation Riesling. Connected to the winery is the restaurant / hotel "Breuer's Rüdesheimer Schloss".