JOHANNES ESER

VDP.ESTATE
Johannishof

“MY WINE STYLE IN THREE WORDS: MINERAL, LONG-LASTING, RIESLING!!!”

JOHANNES ESER SPEAKS ABOUT HIS WINES AND HIS VINEYARD IN JOHANNISBERG

Johannishof

Grund 63
65366 Johannisberg

Phone+49 (0)6722/8216
Fax+49 (0)6722/6387
eMailinfo@weingut-johannishof.de
Office Hours
Mo-Fr 8.00-12.00, 13.00-18.00; Sa 10.00-15.00; Vinothek Weintempel: Sa 15.00-18.00 Uhr; So: 11.00-17.00 Uhr
Owner

Johannes Eser

Cellarmaster

Johannes Eser

Member Since

1994

Wine Area

17,80 acres

Grape Variety

99% Riesling, 1% Weissburgunder

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.

"I AM SIMPLY FASCINATED BY NATURE AND THE VINES!"

VDP: Which wine are you particularly proud of?

Johannes Eser: The 2017 BERG ROTTLAND Riesling GG VDP.GROSSE LAGE®.


VDP: Why did you become a winemaker?

Johannes Eser: I am simply fascinated by nature and the vines!

BERG ROTTLAND
RIESLING GG
VDP.GROSSE LAGE®

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?

©2022

Photos: Peter Bender