Monday, November 24, 2014

Germany’s Best Winemakers and Wines – Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2015 Awards Ceremony in Mainz, Germany

Pictures: Winemaker of the Year, Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2015, Thomas Haag, Weingut Schloss Lieser, with Joel B. Payne, Father Wilhelm Haag, also Winemaker of the Year (some 20 Years ago) and Christian G.E. Schiller

The new Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland – for 2015 – was published earlier this month. It reviews on about 1000 pages more than 11.000 wines of 1000 wineries. Its rating symbol is a grape and Germany’s best winemakers are awarded one to five grapes.

Picture: Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2015

Ever since 1994, the Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland has honored outstanding personalities of the German wine world and special wines. This year, I was able to participate in the book release event in Mainz, Germany, where Editor-in-Chief Joel B. Payne and his team of reviewers presented the awards.

Pictures: At the Presentation of the Awards, with Wilhelm Weil, Manfred Prüm, Stephan Attmann

In addition to this posting, I will also post about the following:

Promotions and Demotions in the Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2015
Germany’s Top 11 Winemakers (With 5 Grapes) - Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2015
Thomas Haag, Weingut Schloss Lieser, is the Winemaker of the Year 2015 - Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2015

Awards

Wine Maker of the Year:
Thomas Haag, Weingut Schloss Lieser, Mosel


Collection of the Year:
Hanspeter Ziereisen, Weingut Ziereisen, Effringen-Kirchen, Baden


Rising Star of the Year:
Karl Eugen Erbgraf zu Neipperg, Weingut des Grafen Neipperg, Schwaigern, Württemberg


Discovery of the Year:
Isabel Strauch and Tim Weissbach, Sektmanufaktur Strauch, Osthofen, Rheinhessen


Sommelier of the Year:
Daniel Kiowski, Schloss Berg, Perl-Nennig


Wine List of the Year:
Anne Schorn, Schorn, Düsseldorf


Best Wines

Bester Winzersekt:
2004 Mon Rose, Sekthaus Raumland, Rheinhessen


Bester Spätburgunder:
2012 Hecklinger Schlossberg GG, Bernhard Huber, Baden, and
2012 Reserve du patron, Knipser, Pfalz


Bester Weißer Burgunder:
2013 Birkweiler Kirchenstück GG Dr. Wehrheim, Pfalz


Bester trockener Riesling:
2013 Forster Kirchenstück GG, Weingut von Winning, Pfalz


Bester feinherber Riesling:
2013 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr *** Markus Molitor, Mosel


Beste Riesling Kabinett:
2013 Niersteiner “H”, Weingut Keller, Rheinhessen


Beste Riesling Spätlese:
2013 Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr, Versteigerungswein, Schloss Lieser, Mosel


Bester Riesling Edelsüss:
2013 Westhofener Abtserde Trockenbeerenauslese Goldkapsel, Weingut Keller, Rheinhessen


Best Wines, 10 Years Later

Riesling trocken:
2004 Forster Kirchenstück, Weingut Bürklin Wolf, Pfalz


Riesling frucht-süss:
2004 Wehlener Sonnenuhr “15/5”, Weingut JJ Prüm, Mosel


Spätburgunder:
2004 Wildenstein “R”, Weingut Huber, Baden


After-Ceremony Tasting and Lunch

All winning wines could be tasted after the ceremony, followed by lunch.

Pictures: After the Awards Presentation

The Rheingau Team

The Rheingau team is lead by Guiseppe Lauria.

Pictures: The Rheingau Team with Guiseppe Lauria, and Gaby Koch and Matthias Pohlers,

schiller-wine: Related Postings

For earlier years, see:

Germany’s Best Winemakers and Wines – Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2015 Awards Ceremony in Mainz, Germany
Best German Wines and Winemakers: Gault Millau Awards – Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2014
Best German Wines and Wine Makers – the Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2013 Awards
2012: Best German Wines (Awards) – Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2012
2011: Gault Millau WeinGuide Germany 2011 – Ratings
Gault Millau Wine Germany 2010