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Westerhaus Castle

The estate is located in the commune of Ingelheim (Bingen area) in the German wine-growing region Rheinhessen, It was bought in 1900 by Heinrich Opel, one of the sons of the automotive pioneer Adam Opel. Today it is managed in fourth generation by the great-great-granddaughter Ivonne Countess von Schönburg-Glauchau and husband Johannes Graf von Schönburg-Glauchau. Toni Frank is responsible as cellar master. Westerhaus Castle occasionally serves as a backdrop for film productions. At Pentecost, a three-day castle festival with jazz is always held.

The vineyards cover a total of 18.5 hectares of vineyards. These are the rounded monopole of Schloss Westerhaus with 13 hectares on heavily skeletonized limestone and Sonnenhang (Ingelheim), as well as the monastery garden and Sonnenberg (Schwabenheim). The two main types of Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) and Riesling each occupy around a third of the area. Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Chardonnay and Auxerrois cultured. Environmentally friendly management takes into account sustainability and promoting the biodiversity (Biodiversity) especially at the Westerberg site. Selective manual harvesting means that only ripe and healthy grapes are processed.

Depending on the type of wine, the wines in the steel tank, in the large wooden barrel or in Barrique expanded. You will be in three levels VDP classification model generated. The flagships of the house are the large plants from the monopole, as well as the wines from the Burgundy varieties with high aging potential, which in some cases in one Reserve version Tobe offered. The estate is a member of the Generation Riesling association and has been operating since 1983 VDP (Association of German quality wine estates).

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