“PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW OUR WINES YET, SHOULD DEFINITELY TRY OUR MARTINSTHALER WILDSAU RIESLING DRY.”
JULIA SEYFFARDT SPEAKS ABOUT HER WINES AND WINE ESTATE IN ELTVILLE AM RHEIN
Office HoursDi-Sa 10.00-12.00, 14.00-20.00 (Januar & Februar bis 18.00 Uhr)
Peter und Julia Seyffardt
82% Riesling, 18% Pinot Noir
Slate weathering soils, deep loess loam soils, marl & clay soils, phyrillic slate.
VDP: What is so special about your winery?
Julia Seyffardt: Our wines and the people who give them their signature. We produce wines that are delicate, mineral and made for longevity. Wines that reflect their origins and show new facets after every year of maturation. Riesling and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) are our passion. Our vaulted cellar dates back to the 17th century. It is climatically well suited for wine maturation, especially in wooden barrels. Our family has operated the winery since 1917; with me it is now in the fifth generation.
VDP: What is your winery philosophy?
Julia Seyffardt: Bring the vineyard into the bottle as unadulterated as possible and reflect the character of our vineyards.
“IT’S A GREAT FEELING WHEN YOU HOLD A BOTTLE OF WINE IN YOUR HANDS AND KNOW THAT YOU’VE ACCOMPANIED IT FROM START TO FINISH.”
VDP: For what wine style do you strive?
Julia Seyffardt: Our aim is to produce wines that are delicate and elegant. Wines that have lightness, yet offer juiciness, length and reflect their origin. Our favourite grape varieties, Riesling and Pinot Noir, can express their origin like no other grape varieties.
VDP: Which of your wines would you recommend to someone who does not yet know your winery – as an introduction, so to speak?
Julia Seyffardt: People who don’t know our wines yet, should definitely try our Martinsthaler Wildsau Riesling dry. This wine comes from our VDP.ERSTE LAGE® Martinsthaler Wildsau. It is situated on a steep southeast-facing slope with soil that is characterised by phyllitic slate. The wine exhibits our wine style very well: cool, delicate and elegant with a firm finish.
VDP: Why did you become a vintner?
Julia Seyffardt: In few professions do you have the opportunity to design your product as independently as in viticulture. We plant the vines ourselves, take care of them all year round, harvest the fruits of our labour in autumn and mature them in the wine cellar. It’s a great feeling to hold a bottle of wine in your hands and know that you have accompanied it from beginning to end.
VDP: Why should people visit your winery?
Julia Seyffardt: Our beautiful wine tavern is well known far beyond the borders of the Rheingau and is always worth a visit. In the traditional manor house, there are painted murals with scenes from the life of a winegrower and a convivial atmosphere. Our cosy estate has Mediterranean ambience and is a splendid place to spend mild summer evenings in relaxing surroundings. You can also enjoy a wine tasting in our vaulted 17th century cellar - this is certainly a reason to visit us!
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