99% Riesling, 1% Weissburgunder
Quarzitverwitterungsböden, Lösslehmböden, roter Schieferboden
VDP: What is so special about your winery?
Johannes Eser: We are a family winery in the 10th generation and are 100 percent committed to Riesling! Our hillside vineyards in Johannisberg and Rüdesheim, source of our fruity-mineral Rieslings, are certainly also remarkable.
VDP: What is your winery philosophy?
Johannes Eser: Making the soil palatable in the wines. And to continuously develop the symbiosis of tradition and modernity.
VDP: For what wine style do you strive?
Johannes Eser: Mineral, long-lasting, Riesling!!!
VDP: Which of your wines would you recommend to someone who does not yet know your winery – as an introduction, so to speak?
Johannes Eser: Our 2018 Terra Nostra dry VDP.GUTSWEIN.
VDP: Auf welchen Wein sind Sie ganz besonders stolz?
Johannes Eser: Auf den 2017er BERG ROTTLAND Riesling GG VDP.GROSSE LAGE®.
VDP: Warum sind Sie Winzer geworden?
Johannes Eser: Ich bin einfach fasziniert von der Natur und den Reben!
VDP: Do you have role models, mentors?
Johannes Eser: My father, of course, and then Erwein Graf Matuschka and Bernhard Breuer.
VDP: What are your next goals?
Johannes Eser: We want to be even more present on the market. This applies both at home and abroad.
VDP: Do you stick to traditions, if so, which ones?
Johannes Eser: Manual work with qualified personnel in the vineyard is very important to us. We also focus on vinification in wooden barrels and preservation of our valuable resources.
VDP: Why should people visit your winery?
Johannes Eser: The Middle Rhine Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! The Rheinsteig is always a great experience for hikers. And then, you should definitely walk along the Mühlen hiking trail, if you have a penchant for romance – and who doesn’t?