OUR SITES

The Allendorf wine estate has vineyards in Assmannshausen, Rüdesheim, Oestrich and Winkel, including the “VDP.GROSSE LAGE” classified sites: Hasensprung, Jesuitengarten, Berg Roseneck and Höllenberg. VDP.GROSSE LAGE designates the highest quality vineyard sites in Germany. The very best wines can be found here – bursting with expressive character derived from their site and special maturing potential. The sites are narrowly demarcated into parcels and planted with just the right grape variety for that particular location.

Assmannshausen Höllenberg

VPD.GROSSE LAGE

The Jesuitengarten, located directly on the banks of the Rhine at Winkel, is entirely south/south-west facing and slopes slightly, producing an extreme micro-climate: early budding, early blossoming and high maturity. The dry Rieslings from the Jesuitengarten are mature, but at the same time very fine aroma nuances can be detected. The name can be traced back to 1606, when the Archbishop of Mainz gave the St. Bartholomae chapel including its vineyards to the Jesuit College in Mainz, who owned the vineyards until 1773. The floodplain soils found here on the former banks of the Rhine and consisting of sandy gravelly loam with sand layers warm easily. The famous “Goethewein” (Goethe’s wine) also grows on this site, i.e. around the Brentanohaus. The Allendorf family has taken pride in producing this wine again since 2015.

Winkel Hasensprung

VPD.GROSSE LAGE

The Winkeler Hasensprung site is located on the same hillside vineyard and just below the splendid Schloss Johannisberg, clearly visible from the distance. The Allendorf home vineyard is south-east facing with deep loess soil. Since Max has been cellar master, the VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS® is matured in 500 l wooden barrels to tame the rather powerful, spicy Riesling wines, in part using new wood. The Spätlese and Auslese wines from this site build on the tradition of great Riesling wines with fine residual sweetness.

Rüdesheim Berg Roseneck

VPD.GROSSE LAGE

Berg Roseneck is located at the heart of the Rüdesheimer Berg and is embedded between the Berg Schlossberg and the Berg Rottland sites. It’s assumed that its name comes from the wild rose hedges that grow here on the barren quartzite rocks. Deep soils and stony parcels mingle within this purely south-facing site. The dry Rieslings from Uli and his wife Claudia’s wedding vineyard are characterised and named in the estate as a “quarzite rock magician.” The minerality in the wine from this site is revealed by its opulent fruit and hints of rose scent.

Winkel Jesuitengarten

VPD.GROSSE LAGE

The Jesuitengarten, located directly on the banks of the Rhine at Winkel, is entirely south/south-west facing and slopes slightly, producing an extreme micro-climate: early budding, early blossoming and high maturity. The dry Rieslings from the Jesuitengarten are mature, but at the same time very fine aroma nuances can be detected. The name can be traced back to 1606, when the Archbishop of Mainz gave the St. Bartholomae chapel including its vineyards to the Jesuit College in Mainz, who owned the vineyards until 1773. The floodplain soils found here on the former banks of the Rhine and consisting of sandy gravelly loam with sand layers warm easily. The famous “Goethewein” (Goethe’s wine) also grows on this site, i.e. around the Brentanohaus. The Allendorf family has taken pride in producing this wine again since 2015.