Karthäuserhof takes its name from the Carthusian monks who received the estate from Prince Elector Balduin of Luxembourg in 1335. In the aftermath of secularization, Valentin Leonardy, a director general in the French army, purchased  the estate from the state (France) at auction in 1811. During the next three generations, the Rautenstrauch family ran the estate and led it to world fame. Werner Tyrell, an in-law, took charge in 1951. Under his direction, the outstanding vintages of the 50s and 60s added to the estate’s renown and it became well known as a great producer of sweet wines. Christoph Tyrell, the sixth generation, has conducted the estate since 1986. Cellar master Ludwig Breiling and Johannes Rumpf focused on carefully made dry wines. The many high awards the wines received attest to the success of their efforts. On 1 August  2012, Christoph Tyrell turned the esate over to his first cousin, Albert P. Behler.

Owner Albert P. Behler

Winemaker Sascha Dannhäuser

VDP member since Gründungsmitglied

Hectares of vineyards 17,5

Bottle production 120 000-150 000

Grape varieties 90% Riesling, 10% Weißburgunder

Geology Tonschiefer, rotliegender Schieferverwitterungsboden aus der Devonzeit


Growing area Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Memberships FAIR'N GREEN

Wine tasting Weinproben nach Vereinbarung


Opening times Mo-Fr 8.30-12.00, 13.00-17.00; Apr-Okt Sa 10.00-15.00 sowie nach Vereinbarung

Upcoming events


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54292 Trier-Eitelsbach

Tel: +49 (0)651/5121
Fax: +49 (0)651/53557

E-Mail: mail(at)karthaeuserhof(dot)com