Weingut Josef Spreitzer

Andreas Spreitzer

Rheingau, Germany

Saturday, May 12th at the Grand Tasting & Auction
Thursday, May 15th at the Embassy & Winemaker Dinner Series

The Spreitzer estate, founded in 1641 and one of the oldest in the Rheingau, benefits from a long tradition in winemaking as well as the recent modern innovations of brothers Andreas and Bernd Spreitzer who have led the winery since 1997. Weingut Spreitzer is a member of the prestigious VDP and has won numerous awards from Gault & Millau, Falstaff, Eichelmann and the other top European wine publications.

The Spreitzers own exceptional vineyard sites in the heart of the Rheingau, an area considered amongst the very best on earth for the production of profound, mineral-driven and age-worthy Rieslings.  Each of the classified Grand Cru parcels that Spreitzer owns lie within the original boundaries of the named vineyard, thus providing the purest expressions possible from these distinct soils.  Be it from the red, iron-rich stones of the Eisenberg, or the Quartzite of the Doosberg or the sand and gravel of the Jesuitengarten, each terroir is tended with care to provide the most transparent and expressive wines possible.  Viticulture practices are natural at Spreitzer and include alternating cover crops of herbs, greens, and lentils in the summer with grains in the winter.

Whole-cluster pressing, ambient yeasts and the gentle employment of gravity in the winemaking process are the norm. The resulting wines show great pedigree and depth and the ability to age for decades or more, but are also easy to love and accessible in their youth.