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Imperial Count von Kesselstatt

The winery is located in the Morscheid in the German wine-growing region Moselle, The first written mention dates from 1349. In 1999, the 650th birthday of the house was celebrated. Friedrich von Kesselstatt was appointed in 1377 by the Elector to the administrator of the cellars of the court. When Hugo Casimir Count von Kesselstatt was court steward from 1761 to 1794, Elector Clemens Wenzeslaus of Saxony Wettin issued the decree in 1787 to plant better vines in the future instead of the "reprehensible Rhenish vines", which meant Riesling in the first place. In 1978 it was taken over by the family Reh and is led by Gerhard Gartner. The former seat of the winery was the Palais Kesselstatt in Trier, which was built in the period 1740-1746 on the foundations of a Roman glassworks in Baroque style. There are today the restaurant and the wine bar of the winery. In 1999, the seat was moved to Marienlay Castle in Ruwertal. Already since 1988, all wines are produced in the newly built winery.

The vineyards cover a total of 36 hectares of vineyards in all three river valleys of the growing area in best individual layers. That's among other things Doctor (Bernkastel) Juffer sundial ( Brauneberg ) Domprobst and the sole owned Josephshöfer (Graach) Nies'chen and Kehrnagel (Kasel) Bockstein (Ockfen), canon and Goldtröpfchen (Piesport) sundial (Wehlen), as well Braunfels. Gottesfuß. Kupp and Scharzhofberg (Wiltingen). They are 100% planted with the Riesling. All wines are spontaneously fermented and a long storage on the lees is philosophy. The vinification is done in a traditional way to preserve the character of the vineyard. The marketing takes place in the four lines estate wines, collection Mosel, collection Saar and collection Ruwer. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines and brandies (pomace, pear, mirabelle) are also produced. The winery is a member of VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).

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