Background: Weingut von Hövel has been in the family for more than 200 years. Balduin von Hövel founded the estate whose manor house once belonged to monastery of St. Maximin in Trier. Great-grandson Eberhard von Kunow has handed over to his son son Max (7th generation) from the 2010 vintage. He converted to organics and tweaked the wines to a slightly drier style.
Owner: Eberhard von Kunow.
Memberships: A founding member of Der Grosse Ring. Member of the VDP Mosel-Saar-Ruwer.
Organic practices: 2010 Adopted organic practices.
Vineyards & production: 100% Riesling. 10.5ha (26 acres) of vineyards (5,000 cases).
Vineyard sites: Oberemmeler Hütte (monopole). | Scharzhofberg (monopole). | Kanzember Hörecker (monopole).
Terroir: Devonian slate soils.
Winery: Over 800 years old.
Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Grosses Gewächs
Scharzhofberger Riesling Grosses Gewächs
Stuart Pigott, The Wine Atlas of Germany and the Traveller’s Guide to the Vineyards (Mitchell Beazley, 1995).