Geheimrat J.Wegeler Rheingau
Office HoursMo-Fr 8.00-17.00; Sa 11.00-16.00 Sundays & Holidays 11.00-16.00
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.
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.
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.