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The vineyards

Anything but ordinary

Langsurer Brüderberg - Upper Moselle

Our largest contiguous vineyard area (around 2.5 hectares) is located on the Upper Moselle in the single location "Im Galgenberg" as part of the Langsurer Brüderberg. It is an old Grand Cru location with a gradient between 50 and 70 degrees just before the border with Luxembourg. The area consists of shell limestone soil, which is ideal for producing great Burgundy wines. Our Chardonnay “field blends” are grown here. Chardonnay (around 90%) and other Burgundy varieties are grown in a random arrangement in the "Galgenberg" and are harvested and fermented together. Pinot Noir is also grown there. Geologically, the location is one of the foothills of the Paris Basin. The wine-growing regions of Burgundy, Champagne and the Luxembourg wine Moselle are also located there. The Paris Basin starts just behind Trier at the so-called "Igel Fault". From there, largely red sandstone stretches along the Moselle, which is clearly visible when looking from Trier city center to the opposite bank.

Oberemmeler Altenberg - Saar

The Oberemmeler Altenberg is an ancient vineyard where the Romans already grew wine. Until a few years ago, the Altenberg was a largely forgotten vineyard in a cool side valley. This has changed significantly as a result of climate change. Not without reason. The Oberemmeler Altenberg was already listed in the class of the best vineyards in the Prussian vineyard classification of 1868. The Rinke vineyards in Oberemmeler Altenberg are all top steep sites, mostly "old vines" that were planted from 1963 onwards. In many cases the vines there are still trained on individual posts.


In the Oberemmeler Altenberg, the blue Devonian slate mixes with fine-earth deposits from the time when the Konzer Tälchen was still a river. It is this soil that gives the wines from Oberemmeler Altenberg a fine, distinctive and very pronounced minerality. The very long growing season allows Rieslings of great quality to ripen here.


The Pinot Noir Réserve Vom Schiefer and the Sauvignon Blanc Vom Schiefer also come from the Oberemmeler Altenberg. The coolness of this location with a long maturity is the secret of the elegance and sophistication of these wines. 


Wiltinger Klosterberg - Saar

The town of Wiltingen is known for its great Saar Rieslings, which enjoy a worldwide reputation. The Klosterberg borders the Wiltinger Gottesfuß to the north. It has a deep soil structure that is permeated by quartzite. The wines from the Wiltinger Klosterberg always have a typical wild herb note. Great Rieslings grow here, a fascinating mixture of steely minerality and complexity, power and finesse at the same time. In one of the best Rinke locations in the Wiltinger Klosterberg, in the so-called “Kelterberg”, the vines planted in 1963 literally stretch towards the evening sun. In the Wiltinger Klosterberg, around half of the Rinkes' vines are in grown in single-pile training, planted between 1963 and 1971.

Wiltinger Braunfels - Saar

The Wiltinger Braunfels stretches from the western edge of the famous Scharzhofberg to the town of Wiltingen. There is a large cross at the northwest end of the Wiltinger Klosterberg. Immediately below are the Rinke vineyards, which are planted with the very rare Pinot Noir Précoce ("Frühburgunder"), a natural mutation of Pinot Noir. The gray slate of the weathered rock is interspersed with quartzites, giving the slate a reddish appearance. Because it faces west, the mountain benefits from the long evening sun. The microclimate is rather warm, which provides excellent conditions for our Pinot Noir Précoce. A total of only nine hectares of Pinot Noir Précoce are grown on the Moselle. The Pinot Noir Précoce ripens around 2-3 weeks earlier than its brother, the Pinot Noir, hence the name. The berries are smaller than Pinot Noir. The yield is usually low, the wine is very rich and velvety.

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