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Van Volxem

The estate is located in the municipality of Wiltingen in the German wine-growing region Moselle, It is one of the oldest companies on the Saar and has undergone a changeable development. The former monastery estate was operated by the Van Volxem family for four generations. In 1993 it was taken over by Peter Jordan, who led it under Jordan & Jordan. At the end of 1999 the estate was bought by Roman Niewodniczanski (offspring of the Bitburger dynasty) and revived under its old name. Before that he had studied economic geography and business administration. Large investments have been made in vineyards with additional plots, buildings and cellars.

The company's own vineyards cover 45 hectares of vineyards in individual locations Braunfels. Gottesfuß Monastery mountain Kupp and Scharzhofberg (Wiltingen) and Altenberg (Kanzem). A specialty are 120 years old and ungrafted Riesling vines in the God's foot. They are mainly of the sort Riesling, as well as the rest with Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) planted. Another six hectares are cultivated in the so-called "Saar Riesling Project" by contract winemakers who have to work according to strict quality criteria. It is consistently environmentally friendly viticulture with, for example, waiving insecticides and synthetic fertilization,

The extremely low yields are on average only 34 hectoliters per hectare. The Weinlkese It starts at the end of October at the earliest and lasts until December. The fermentation takes place spontaneous with yeasts from the vineyard followed by lees in wooden barrels. The estate wines are largely vinified separately according to locations and fermented as quality wine or fruchtsüß offered as a predicate wine. Two Rieslings are produced from the best locations, one from the entire area and a selection from the highest quality plots. The winery is a member of VDP (Association of German quality wine estates).

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