“MY WINE STYLE IN THREE WORDS: MINERAL, LONG-LASTING, RIESLING!!!”
JOHANNES ESER SPEAKS ABOUT HIS WINES AND HIS VINEYARD IN JOHANNISBERG
Office HoursMo-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
99% Riesling, 1% Weissburgunder
Quarzitverwitterungsböden, Lösslehmböden, roter Schieferboden
Sparkling Wine / Sekt
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!
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?
Photos: Peter Bender