“IF A WINERY’S ENTRY LEVEL IS ALREADY GOOD, THE REST IS ALSO GOOD UP TO THE TOP.”
WOLFGANG GLASER SPEAKS ABOUT HIS WINES AND HIS WINERY IN NORDHEIM AN DER MAINSCHLEIFE
Office HoursNordheim: Mo-Sa 09.00-18.00; So 14.00-17.00 Uhr ; Dettelbach: Mo-Sa 13.00-18.00, So 13.30-17.00, Di: Ruhetag
Monika & Wolfgang Glaser
26% Silvaner, 23% Müller-Thurgau , 10% Riesling , 6% Spätburgunder sowie u.a. Weiss- & Grauburgunder, Scheurebe und Schwarzriesling
im Trias entstandene Böden aus Muschelkalkverwitterungsgestein, Lehmanteilen und Flugsandauflagen
VDP: What is so special about your winery?
Wolfgang Glaser: We are firmly rooted in two locations: Nordheim and Dettelbach. Our winery is the wonderful result of a happy marriage and the associated merger of the Glaser and Himmelstoss wineries. This is why we have a wide variety of terroirs with diverse vineyards and we still have a tasting room and shop at both locations. In Dettelbach we can also welcome you in our adjacent restaurant Himmelstoss with fresh seasonal cuisine of the region. Another special feature is the close family ties within the company. Three generations currently work hand in hand.
VDP: What is your winery philosophy?
Wolfgang Glaser: Producing the best wines in harmony with nature.
VDP: To which wine style do you aspire?
Wolfgang Glaser: Straightforward, filigree and honest with good balance between minerality and fruit. And if you ask about our favourite grape variety, there are many.
VDP: Which of your wines would you recommend to someone who does not yet know your winery– as an introduction, so to speak?
Wolfgang Glaser: As a general rule, if a winery’s entry level is already good, the rest is also good up to the top. So, you are welcome to try all our VDP.GUTSWEINE first!
VDP: Of which wine are you particularly proud?
Wolfgang Glaser: Of our VDP.ERSTE LAGE® Dettelbach Berg-Rondell Silvaner.
“IT'S WORTH VISITING US SIMPLY FOR THE WONDERFULLY FAMILIAR, NATURAL, FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE.”
VDP:Why did you become a vintner?
Wolfgang Glaser: Living and working with wine has always been a high priority in our family. Wine is our lifestyle – professionally and privately. That’s still the case today.
VDP:Do you have any role models?
Wolfgang Glaser: Yes sure - the previous generation in the wine estate.
VDP: What are your next goals?
Wolfgang Glaser: The generation change in the winery.
VDP: How do you combine tradition and innovation?
Wolfgang Glaser: We stick to the tried and true, but still remain open to new ideas. In any case, we consider manual work in the vineyard, harvesting by hand and the preservation of old vines to be part of the tried and true. The new includes, for example, package design, printed media and, of course, fundamental adaptation to climate change.
VDP: Why should people visit your winery?
Weingut Glaser-Himmelstoss: It is worth visiting us simply for the wonderfully familiar, natural, friendly atmosphere. The beautiful medieval town of Dettelbach and the wine island on the Mainschleife (Main River Bend) with its magnificent surrounding vineyards are a unique cultural landscape to experience!