Wegeler

Region: Mosel & Rheingau

Weingüter Wegeler is a family-run business founded in 1882. The fourth generation of the Wegeler family continues the long tradition, supported by Ralf Frenzel as speaker of the owner families. All operations are run by managing director Richard Grosche.
 
Weingüter Wegeler has two winery sites on the Rhine and Mosel rivers, all of which focus on Riesling. In 2007, the addition of the 5-hectare Krone estate at Assmannshausen contributed a small but fine share of Pinot Noir to the line-up.
 
Julius Wegeler was a wine merchant and sparkling wine producer at Deinhard before he also established himself as a winemaker. The decision to produce wine must be seen from the perspective of a merchant and trader, based on the trading practices of the time: The quality of a wine was inextricably linked to its origin and its maturity. Young wine in today’s sense was usually left on the lees for at least two winters, while outstanding vintages were kept for much longer. To make great wine, Wegeler needed not only capital, but also foresight, cool storage space and the most precious commodity of all…time.
Estate Profile

Managing Director

Richard Grosche

Wine Makers

Rheingau Estates: Michael Burgdorf, Cellarer: Andreas Holderrieht
Mosel Estates: Norbert Breit

History

Weingüter Wegeler is a family-run business founded in 1882. The fourth generation of the Wegeler family continues the long tradition, supported by Ralf Frenzel as speaker of the owner families.

Growing Area

Rheingau Estates: 42 ha
Mosel Estates: 15 ha

Bottle Production

Rheingau Estates: 300,000 btls
Mosel Estates:  120,000 btls

Vineyards

Rheingau Estates: Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg, Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland, Winkeler Jesuitengarten, Assmannshäuser Höllenberg, Oestricher Lenchen, Oestricher Doosberg
Mosel Estates: Bernkasteler Doctor, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Graben, Graacher Himmelreich, Bernkasteler Badstube

Soils

Rheingau Estates:: Loess, Quartzite
Mosel Estates: Slate

Varietals

100% Riesling

Wines

2011 Wegeler Riesling Spätlese Dry Geheimrat >J< – 10y Cellar Release –
2016 Wegeler Riesling Spätlese Dry Geheimrat >J< – 5y Cellar Release –
2020 Wegeler Riesling Spätlese Dry Geheimrat >J< 
2008 Wegeler Riesling Declassified Kabinett – Cellar Release –
1994 Wegeler Riesling Spätlese Graben – Cellar Release –
1992 Wegeler Riesling Auslese Oestricher Lenchen – Cellar Release –
2020 Wegeler Riesling Doctor GG

Dry vs Sweet

Rheingau Estates: 90% dry, 10% sweet
Mosel Estates 70% dry, 30% sweet

Cellar

Rheingau Estates: 80% steel, 20% German oak
Mosel Estates: 100% steel

Eco-Friendly

Certified organic

Trade Resources

Wegeler Riesling Declassified Kabinett

Wegeler Riesling Spätlese Graben

Wegeler Riesling Declassified Kabinett

Wegeler Riesling Spätlese Graben

Wegeler Riesling Auslese Oestricher Lenchen

Wegeler Riesling Auslese Oestricher Lenchen

Wegeler Riesling Winkeler Jesuitengarten Auslese

Wegeler Riesling Doctor GG

Wegeler Riesling Doctor GG

Wegeler Riesling Spätlese Dry Geheimrat >J<

Wegeler Riesling Spätlese Dry Geheimrat >J<