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Dönnhoff Hermann

The traditional winery in the municipality of Oberhausen is located in the German wine-growing region Near, The first records of the Dönnhoff family existed as early as 1761, and the family chronicle documented early grape blooms (1781) and rich grape harvests (1784) in detail. The grandfather Herrmann Dönnhoff Senior (1880-1953) had a great passion for Riesling and paid great attention to winemaking and the purchase of prime locations in the area. His son Hermann Dönnhoff Junior (1916-1991) continued this tradition. When Helmut Dönnhoff vinified his first vintage in 1971 at the age of 22, the business had already turned into a pure winery. His saying "My vineyards are like my children" illustrates how much value is placed on meticulous vineyard work. After his training and various stays abroad, the fourth generation is now run by Cornelius Dönnhoff.

Dönnhoff Hermann - Working in the vineyard

The vineyards cover 28 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Kahlenberg. Krötenpfuhl, ( Bad Kreuznach ) Hermannshöhle and clammy (Niedernhausen) Dellchen and Kirschheck (Norheim) bridge privately owned and afford Berg (Oberhausen), Höllenpfad (Roxheim) and Felsenberg (Schlossboeckelheim). You are 80% with Riesling as well as 10% Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) and Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) planted with vines, some of which are 65 years old. The environmentally friendly and sustainable Management of the vineyards, production and sales are carried out according to the certified rules of the association Fair'n Green,

The wines are made according to the VDP classification model marketed in the Gutsweine, Lagenweine and Grosse Gewächse lines. The fermentation is also done in part spontaneous with vinous yeasts in stainless steel tanks, After that, the wines are made in traditional old large wooden barrels made from German oak. In weather-appropriate years too Eiswein vinified. Around 180,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of VDP (Association of German quality wine estates).

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