MAINZ | New VDP.Winery on the Moselle is the A.J. Adam Winery from Neumagen-Dhron, one of the oldest wine villages in Germany. From the 2020 vintage onwards, Andreas Adam's wines will carry the VDP eagle on their capsules.
Weingut A.J. Adam cultivates five hectares of vineyards in steep and steepest locations. These include the Dhroner Hofberg, the Dhroner Häs'chen - a site which is the sole property of the winery - and the VDP.GROSSE LAGE® Piesporter GOLDTRÖPFCHEN.
Exactly at the turn of the millennium 2000, Andreas Adam took over his grandparents' vineyard and literally "awakened it from its slumber". Since then he has succeeded in increasing the quality of the wines year after year with persistence and stringency.
Most of the vineyard's plots are planted with old Riesling vines, some of which are not rooted. The proportion of single stake training is over 50%.
"Our roots lie here in the small Moselle village of Dhron: those of our families as well as those of our vines. Day after day, we strive to create authentic terroir wines from our valuable slate steep slopes," says Andreas Adam, who runs the winery together with his sister Barbara Gudelj.
"We have followed the development of the A.J. Adam Winery closely over the past few years. The consistent work has paid off more and more. A real family business and a strong sibling team that now belongs to the VDP Mosel-Saar-Ruwer", Carl von Schubert, chairman of the regional association, is pleased to say.
The VDP is the oldest and only national association of top wineries in the world. 197 Prädikat wine estates have set themselves strict quality standards and benchmarks - from the grape to the cellar. The four-level VDP classification pyramid adopted in 2012 defines the quality of their wines according to their origin: VDP.GUTSWEIN, VDP.ORTSWEIN, VDP.ERSTE LAGE® and VDP.GROSSE LAGE®. The VDP.grape eagle on each bottle capsule is the quality seal. It stands for terroir-influenced and artisanal winemaking.