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The winery in the municipality of Mülheim in the German wine-growing region Moselle goes back to a trading company founded in 1680 and has since been owned by the family. A document from the year 1643 proves a vineyard purchase in the Brauneberg, The baroque manor house with French gardens was built in 1774. The cellar, separated from the manor, was built in 1880. In 1813, the ancestor Franz Ludwig Niessen (father-in-law Ferdinand Richter) rescued the community of Mülheim and the county of Veldenz from the arson Napoleon (1769-1821) and his troops. There was an encounter on the monastery hill (Helenenkloster vineyard), where Niessen handed the emperor the required ransom in the amount of 3,000 thalers. The winery is now owned by Dr. Ing. Dirk Richter and son Constantin Richter ( oenologist ).

The vineyards cover 20 hectares of vineyards in the individual layers Juffer and Juffer sundial (Brown Berg), provost and Heaven (Graach), Helen Monastery in monopoly and Sonnenlay (Mülheim) sundial (Wehlen), as well as Elisenberg (Veldenz). They are predominantly Riesling (19 ha), the rest planted with Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. The pest control takes place according to the principles of Integrated pest management, This includes the use of natural fertilizers and the waiver herbicides and insecticides, There is a very late and differentiated grape harvest by hand. Fermentation takes place spontaneous with natural yeasts. The wines are typical in the traditional way fuder barrel expanded. About half each dry or semi-dry and residual sweet. A specialty are Riesling ice wines from the Monopollage Helenenkloster. It also produces a bottle fermented vintage Riesling sparkling wine.

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