Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken | Winery in suburban Saarburg in the Saar region of Germany, the family estate of the Master Forester (‘Forstmeister’) of the King of Prussia, Ferdinand Geltz. Now run by Hans-Joachim Zilliken (the founder’s great-grandson) and his daughter Dorothee. Beneath the house (which was re-built after being destroyed in the last months of World War Two) is a three-storey vaulted cellar dating from the 1920s. The lowest level is 9 metres below ground. The walls have stalagmites and stalactites.  

Vineyard sites | Ockfener Bockstein. | Saarburger Antoniusbrunnen. | Saarburger Bergschlossen. | Saarburger Rausch.

White wines

Saarburger Rausch, Riesling Kabinett

Saarburger Rausch, Riesling Spätlese

Saarburger Rausch, Riesling Auslese


Weingut Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken

Heckingstraße 20

D-54439 Saarburg, Germany

Tel+49 (0)6581 2456 |


Stuart Pigott, The Wine Atlas of Germany and the Traveller’s Guide to the Vineyards (Mitchell Beazley, 1995).