While Koehler-Ruprecht has existed since the 1700’s, it was Bernd Phillipi’s hard work over the last 30 years that solidified the winery’s world class reputation. Bernd’s biggest inspiration was his grandfather, and the wines reflect an attitude of winemaking more akin to the 1900’s than the 2000’s. In the vineyard, no irrigation, or herbicides are ever used, and systemic treatments against pests or fungal illness were kept to a minimum, only in the rare cases when necessary. In the cellar, long spontaneous fermentations occur in large, old German oak barrels with extended lees contact. Nothing is ever added to or subtracted from the wine, and sulfur is only added moderately after alcoholic fermentation and before bottling.
The estate consists of 10.5 hectares of vines, principally in Riesling (50%) but also in Pinot Noir(20%), Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Scheurebe on three separate and distinct terroirs: Saumagen, Steinacker and Annaberg.
- Riesling Kabinett “Kallstadter Steinacker”
- Weißburgunder Kabinett Trocken
- Pinot Noir Rosé Kabinett Trocken
- Pinot Noir Kabinett Trocken