VDP.WEINGÜTER GEHEIMRAT J. WEGELER
GUTSHAUS RHEINGAU

“WE HAVE A UNIQUE PORTFOLIO OF VDP.GROSSE LAGE® VINEYARDS IN THE WORLD’S TWO MOST IMPORTANT RIESLING REGIONS: MOSEL AND RHEINGAU.”

TOM DRIESEBERG SPEAKS ABOUT HIS WINES AND WINE ESTATES IN THE RHEINGAU AND MOSEL

VDP: What is so special about your winery?

Tom Drieseberg: We are a 100 percent Riesling winery with a unique portfolio of VDP.GROSSEN LAGE® vineyards in the world’s two most important Riesling regions: Rheingau and Mosel.

 

VDP: What is your winery philosophy?

Tom Drieseberg: Quality - period.

VDP: For what wine style do you strive?

Tom Drieseberg: Riesling. We produce classic and very age-worthy Rieslings.

VDP: Which of your wines would you recommend to someone who does not yet know your winery – as an introduction, so to speak?

Tom Drieseberg: Our Wegeler Riesling Charta from the Rheingau or our VDP.GUTSWEIN from the Mosel.

 

 

“OUR GEHEIMRAT ‘J’ IS A CLASSIC AMONG THE DRY GRAND CRUS FROM THE LOCAL VINEYARDS.”

VDP: Of which wine are you particularly proud?

Tom Drieseberg: Of our Geheimrat ‘J’ – is a classic among the dry Grand Crus from local vineyards.

VDP: Why did you become a winegrower? When did your calling come? Is there a special experience?

Tom Drieseberg: That is pure coincidence and yet consistent. I have always been led through my life with my nose; so, the change from industry to wine followed a certain logic.

 

VDP: Do you have or did you have role models or mentors?

Tom Drieseberg: My first boss in industry: Carlhanns Damm and my father-in-law Rolf Wegeler

 

VDP: What are your next goals?

Tom Drieseberg: We want to achieve further qualitative improvements and even more sustainability in our winery.

VDP: How do you combine tradition and innovation?

Tom Drieseberg: The two belong together for me. Almost all good traditions are based on great innovations. And most good innovations eventually become traditions.

 

Charta Riesling, trocken
VDP.GUTSWEIN

VDP: Why should people visit your winery?

Tom Drieseberg: Since the Rheingau is regarded as the heart of Rhine Romanticism, a trip is always worthwhile, above all a visit to the Osteinschen Park above Rüdesheim and Assmannshausen.

VDP: If your wine were music, what would it be?

Tom Drieseberg: Frank Sinatra: a classic, sometimes thoughtful, sometimes cheerful.