VDP.ON TRIAL | VDP.Estates clean up on wine guide awards

 
The VDP is rightfully proud. The latest editions of the German wine guides have once again awarded the lion's share of honors to VDP Member estates. Gault & Millau, Eichelmann and Vinum each awarded VDP winemakers with the highest accolades.

Eichelmann awarded VDP winemaker Helmut Dönnhoff the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work. Vinum Weinguide declared Roman Niewodniczanski of VDP.Weingut Van Volxem (Saar) to be the Winemaker of the Year, while Gault & Millau and Falstaff gave their nod for 2019 to Fritz and Friedrich Keller of VDP.Weingut Franz Keller (Baden) and Schlemmeratlas awarded VDP.Estate Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken Winery of the year. Also the VDP.Estates lead the pack in the number of German wines awarded a perfect 100 points. 

 

EICHELMANN 2019 - Award winning VDP.Estates

BEST RED WINE COLLECTION: VDP.Weingut Bernhard Huber, Baden

BESTE NOBLE SWEET COLLECTION: VDP.Weingut Horst Sauer, Franken

CLASSIC WINE OF THE YEAR: LÄMMLER Spätburgunder GG | VDP.Weingut Rainer Schnaitmann, Württemberg

HONORARY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: VDP.Weingut Helmut Dönnhoff, Nahe

 

VINUM WEINGUIDE 2019 – Award winning VDP.Estates

WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR: Roman Niewodniczanski, VDP.Weingut Van Volxem 

Best Pinot Blanc: 2017 MANDELBERG Weißburgunder GG, VDP.Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz, Pfalz  

Best Silvaner: 2017 CREUTZ GG, VDP.Weingut Zehnthof, Theo Luckert, Franken 

Best Riesling Spätlese: 2017 DOCTOR VDP.GROSSE LAGE® | VDP.Weingut Wwe. Dr. Thanisch – Erben Thanisch, Mosel

Best dry Riesling: 2017 G-Max | VDP.Weingut Keller, Rheinhessen

Best Riesling Auslese: 2017 JUFFER-SONNENUHR –15- Lange Goldkapsel VDP.GROSSE LAGE® |   VDP.Weingut Fritz Haag, Mosel

 

GAULT MILLAU 2019 – Award winning VDP.Estates

WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR: Fritz und Friedrich Keller, VDP.Weingut Franz Keller, Baden

SHOOTING STAR OF THE YEAR: Albert Behler, VDP.Weingut Karthäuserhof, Mosel

WINES WITH 100 POINTS by VDP.ESTATES:

2017 KASTANIENBUSCH Riesling GG | VDP.Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz, Pfalz

2013 Riesling R | VDP.Weingut Peter Jakob Kühn, Rheingau

2016 BIENENBERG WILDENSTEIN Spätburgunder GG | VDP.Weingut Bernhard Huber

2016 HUNDSRÜCK Spätburgunder GG | VDP.Weingut Rudolf Fürst, Franken

2013 RdP Spätburgunder | VDP.Weingut Knipser, Pfalz

2011 Brut Nature | VDP.Weingut Aldinger, Württemberg

 

FALSTAFF Wein Guide 2019 – Award winning VDP.Estates

COLLECTION OF THE YEAR: Fritz und Friedrich Keller, VDP.Weingut Franz Keller, Baden

WINES WITH 100 POINTS by VDP.ESTATES:

2017 ESCHERNDORFER LUMP Silvaner TBA | VDP.Weingut Horst Sauer, Franken

2017 GRÄFENBERG Riesling TBA | VDP.Weingut Robert Weil

 

SCHLEMMER ATLAS / BUSCHE PREIS 2019 – Award winning VDP.Estates 

WINE ESTATE OF THE YEAR: Weingut Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken, Saar