Willems Willems

Region: Saar

Five generations of Willems women have managed the family’s business. While today a dedicated wine growing estate, up until 1971 it was still operated as a mixed farm. That was the year Maria Willems married Karl, who shared a distant ancestor and thus the same last name. And so Willems became Willems-Willems, a name still proudly in use today.

Maria’s daughter Carolin and her husband Jürgen are now responsible for the wines. Both Jurgen and Carolin frequently commute from their family home in Appenhem in Rheinhessen to the wine growing estate on the Saar. General manager Peter Thelen is local full-time, looking after the grapes and the cellar. Grandparents Karl and Maria Willems regularly lend a helping hand as well, including responsibility for the holiday flats located in the historical section of the estate’s residence.

Estate Profile

Owner

Carolin Hoffman

Wine Makers

Peter Thelen

History

5th generation of Willems women

Growing Area

7 hectares

Bottle Production

55,000 bottles

Vineyards

Altenberg, Herrenberg, Rosenberg, Karlsberg

Soils

Slate

Varietals

70% Riesling
20% Pinot Blanc
10% Pinot Noir

Wines

Willems Willems Pinot Blanc
Willems Willems Riesling Auf de Lauer feinherb
Willems Willems Riesling Kabinett feinherb
Willems Willems Riesling Altenberg Kabinett

Dry vs Sweet

60% Sweet
40% Dry

Eco-Friendly

Practicing Eco-Friendly

Trade Resources

2018 Willems Willems Pinot Blanc

2018 Willems Willems Riesling Auf de Lauer feinherb

2018 Willems Willems Riesling Kabinett feinherb

2018 Willems Willems Riesling Altenberg Kabinett