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Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken

The estate is located in the municipality of Saarburg (Saar area) in the German wine-growing region Moselle, It was the family estate of Ferdinand Geltz (1851-1925), the forester of the King of Prussia. Today it is owned by his grandson Hans-Joachim Zilliken. The vineyards cover 11 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Bockstein (Ockfen) and intoxication (Saar Burg). They are planted exclusively with Riesling, the average age of the vines is 30 years. The average yield is limited to 50 hectoliters per hectare. The three-story cellar is located up to nine meters deep under the manor building at a constant 10 ° Celsius and almost 100% humidity, where the wines ferment and mature only in traditional wooden barrels under ideal conditions. Bottle-fermented Riesling sparkling wines are also produced. The winery is a member of VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) and at the winegrowers' association Per Riesling,

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