Friday, October 18, 2019

40th Anniversary of the Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim, Rheingau, Germany

Pictures: 40th Anniversary of the Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim, Rheingau, Germany

The Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim - of which Annette Schiller and I have been members right from day 1 - celebrated its 40th Anniversary a few days ago at Weingut Künstler in Hochheim, Rheingau.

The Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim is a wine brotherhood based in Hochheim, Rheingau, Germany.

The Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim was founded on October 9, 1979 in the Nassauer Hof in Hochheim. It grew out of a series of wine seminars that had been organized by Robert Thust and the Volkshochschule for two years. There, wine friends from the Wiesbaden/Mainz/Hochheim region had come together and had studied wine profoundly during weekly seminars that began with the basics of wine, using the example of Riesling wines from Hochheim, moved to other German grapes and wine regions, and ended with the wines of other European wine regions such as Bordeaux and Bourgogne. When we came to the end of the cycle, the question was: what should we do now? Some of the wine friends, including my wife Annette and myself, decided to stay together and create the Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim. Annette was actually there when the Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim was formally founded on October 9, 1979 in the Nassauer Hof in Hochheim.

Pictures: Founding Member Annette Schiller

At the time the Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim was founded in 1979, Annette and I were living in Mainz, not far away from Hochheim. Our first daughter Katharina was borne in 1979. We had just finished our university studies and had our first jobs.

We were very active members of the Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim until 1983, when we moved to the USA because I joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC. Following a period of only loose contact with the Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim, we have become again much more involved since 2009, when Christian retired from the IMF. In particular, Annette organized 3 major wine tours for the Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim (to Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Alsace).

Hochheim, Rheingau, Germany

Hochheim is at the eastern edge of the Rheingau, well know around the world for its Riesling wines. Moving from Hochheim to the west, the fairly flat, dimpled landscape evolves into progressively steep slopes. It is a quietly beautiful region, rich in tradition. Queen Victoria's enthusiasm for Hochheim's wines contributed to their popularity in England, where they, and ultimately, Rhine wines in general, were referred to as Hock.

Picture: The Rheingau

The third President of the USA - and notable bon viveur - Thomas Jefferson visited the Rheingau in 1788 and wrote that the wine of the "Abbaye of Johnsberg is the best made on the Rhine without comparison … That of the year 1775 is the best." He also referred to the Rheingau Riesling as the "small and delicate Rhysslin which grows only from Hochheim to Rudesheim". Impressed by the quality of the Rheingau Riesling wines, he bought 100 grapevines in Hochheim to take back to his estate in Virginia.

The best winemaker in Hochheim now is with any doubt Weingut Kuenstler. Its founder, Franz Kuenstler, was a founding member of the Weinfrundeskreis Hochheim. Weingut Kuenstler is now being owned and run by Gunter Kuenstler.

Pictures: Annette Schiller and Gunter Künstler

The 40th Anniversary Celebration

The 40th Anniversary Celebration consisted of three parts. First, the formal part, with a number of  speeches and including an interesting dialogue between the 2 presidents that have run the organization over the past 40 years: Holger Krimmel and Jürgen Lüttges; second, a tour of Weingut Künstler by Gunter Künstler; and third, dinner and wine tasting with a slide show of pictures covering the 40 years of the Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim.

Reception

The event started with a Sekt Reception.

Pictures: Sekt Reception

Speeches

We then moved to the formal part with speeches. For over 35 years Holger Krimmel was the President of the Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim. He has been succeeded by Jürgen Lüttges. They used a kind of a TV Talk Show format to present the history of the Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim.

Pictures: Speeches

Tour of Weingut Künstler

After the formal part and before dinner, Gunter Künstler showed us his estate.

Pictures: Touring Weingut Künstler

Dinner

For the remainder of the evening, we sat down for dinner. A slide-show reminded us of the many wonderful events we had during the past 40 years.

Picture: President Jürgen Lüttges and Hildegard Kyritz

Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim, Large Excursions to Bordeaux, Bourgogne and Alsace, Organized by Annette Schiller, ombiasy WineTours

In the past years, Annette has organized 3 major wine tours for the Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim, all pro bono. I have covered these tours extensively on my blog schiller-wine:

2012: Bordeaux

See: Bordeaux Trip September 2012, France

Picture: Christian and Annette Schiller with Henri Lurton, Owner of Château Brane-Cantenac, Margaux

2015: Bourgogne

See: Bourgogne Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015), France

Picture: At the Hospices de Beaune in Beaune, Bourgogne

2019: Alsace

See: Alsace Tour 2019 with the Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim, France

Picture: Alsace Tour 2019 with the Weinfreundeskreis Hochheim

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lunch at Restaurant Juffer Flair of Weingut Christian Steinmetz in Brauneberg, Mosel - Germany-North Tour 2019 by ombiasy WineTours: Quintessential Riesling

Pictures: Lunch at Restaurant Juffer Flair of Weingut Christian Steinmetz in Brauneberg, Mosel - Germany-North Tour 2019 by ombiasy WineTours: Quintessential Riesling

After visiting:

Weingut Dr. H. Thanisch - Erben Mueller-Burggraef: Visit of the Doctorkeller and Tour and Tasting at the Winery, with Owner Matthias Willkomm - Germany-North Tour 2019 by ombiasy WineTours: Quintessential Riesling

and before visiting:

Weingut Hart in Piesport, with Johannes Haart,

we had lunch at Juffer Flair in Brauneberg.

The Restaurant Juffer Flair comes with a beautiful view on the Mosel river and the famous “Juffer” vineyard. It belongs to Weingut Christian Steinmetz.

Christian Steinmetz grew up at Weingut Günther Steinmetz, also in Brauneberg, which is now owned and run by Christian's brother Stefan Steinmetz.

Christian Steinmetz is a winemaker (Winzermeister) by training and worked in various wineries in Germany before settling in Brauneberg and opening his own restaurant and winery in 1999. The vineyard area of Weingut Christian Steinmetz now totals about 2 hectares. Most of the wine is sold in the restaurant. Christian Steinmetz is also the chef at Restaurant Juffer Flair and his wife runs the service.

Pictures: Lunch at Restaurant Juffer Flair of Weingut Christian Steinmetz in Brauneberg, Mosel - Germany-North Tour 2019 by ombiasy WineTours: Quintessential Riesling

Wine Presses from Roman Times in Piesport

Before the visit of Weingut Haart, we made a short stop to take a look  at two 2000 year-old wine presses from Roman times. These presses in  close proximity to each other and at the edge of the world famous wine site “Piesporter Goldtröpfchen” were only discovered in 1985 and 1991 when road building measures for land consolidation were undertaken.

Pictures: Wine Presses from Roman Times in Piesport

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Dinner and Overnight-stay at Hôstellerie du Château des Fines Roches in Châteauneuf du Pape, with Chef Hugo Loridan-Fombonnet - Rhône Valley Tour 2018 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Culture and History, France

Pictures: Dinner and Overnight-stay at at Hôstellerie du Château des Fines Roches in Châteauneuf du Pape, with Chef Hugo Loridan-Fombonnet - Rhône Valley Tour 2018 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Culture and History, France

We spent our last dinner and night of the

Rhône Valley Tour 2018 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Culture and History, France

at Hôstellerie du Château des Fines Roches in Châteauneuf du Pape.

Chef Hugo Loridan-Fombonnet prepared a very special wine-pairing menu for us.

Some of us took an aperitif in the middle of the Châteauneuf du Pape vineyards before dinner.

Hostellerie du Château des Fines Roches

Hostellerie du Château des Fines Roches in Châteauneuf du Pape is a 4 star exquisite castle hotel. Approaching the hotel takes your breath away. The medieval and Provencal fantasy style castle was built in the 19th century. It sits high on a hill overlooking the Châteauneuf du Pape vineyards, with gorgeous views to the town of Châteauneuf du Pape and as far as to the Luberon.

Hostellerie du Château des Fines Roches was built in the late 1800s by Auguste Constantin. In 1936, Louis Mousset bought the castle including 45 hectares of vineyards and made the property the centre of his extensive wine business and his family home. After the death of Louis Mousset his assets were divided among his three children, Jacques, Guy and Catherine.

The château remains in joint ownership of the Mousset family.

Since a decade or so it has been used as a 4 star Hotel with Restaurant, under the direction of Laurent and Martine Zennaro. They are lovely hosts.

Laurent and Martine Zennaro - A Fairy Tale Castle: You will enjoy a unique stay in this atypical castle. Both fantasy and medieval neo Provencal style, built high on a hill surrounded by vineyards. Our **** hotel enjoys exceptional views of the Papal Palace and the Alpilles, offering timeless moments to rest and relax.

Pictures: Hostellerie du Château des Fines Roches

The Fork: Venez goûter à la véritable vie de château. Entourée de vignes et à deux pas du palais des Papes, cette noble demeure vous offre plusieurs ambiances : une terrasse avec une vue exceptionnelle, l’intimité des petits salons comme la bibliothèque ou encore la grande salle et sa belle cheminée. Dans un magnifique cadre où la nature est reine, vous savourez ici une cuisine gastronomique qui met en avant les produits régionaux. La carte s’ouvre même sur la route des épices. Arrosés de vins somptueux de Châteauneuf-du-Pape, les mets sont fins et raffinés. A déguster le duo d'agneau rôti au thym et sa bohémienne de légumes à la brousse de brebis dans son jus parfumé à l'ail.

Winemaking: Château des Fines Roches and Many Other Mousset Family Wines

Today there are three branches of the Mousset family in Châteauneuf-du-Pape who can thank their common grandfather, Louis Mousset, for their status as major landowner and winemaker in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Picture: Château des Fines Roches

First, Jacques Mousset inherited from his father the negociant firm and some estates, but sold off the negociant firm to Cellier des Dauphins in 1996. Today the Mousset family has nothing to do with this firm any more.

Jacques Mousset has retired and his three sons now run his estates. Yann Mousset owns together with his brother Fabrice Domaine de Tout Vent (25 hectares Côte du Rhône). He also runs the wine shop at the Château des Fines Roches. Fabrice Mousset runs Domaine Fabrice Mousset (10 hectares Chateauneuf du Pape) and together with Yann Mousset Domaine de Tout Vent (25 hectares Côte du Rhône). Cyril Mousset runs Domaine de la Font du Roi (24 hectares Châteauneuf du Pape).

Second, Guy Mousset's sons Olivier and Frank Mousset own Clos Saint Michel (15 hectares Châteauneuf du Pape and 12 hectares Côte du Rhône). Frank Mousset has furthermore his own small estate, Domaine des Saumades (2,5 hectares Châteauneuf du Pape).

Third, Catherine, the youngest child of Louis Mousset, married Robert Barrot and today they own Vignobles Mousset-Barrot consisting of three properties: Château des Fines Roches (53 hectares Châteauneuf du Pape), Château du Bois de la Garde (63 hectares Côte du Rhône) and, purchased in 2003, Château Jas de Bressy (4,5 hectares Châteauneuf du Pape). Catherine and Robert's children Amélie Barrot and Gaelle Barrot are now in charge of these 3 estates.

Picture: Vignobles Mousset-Barrot

Pictures: With Yann Mousset at the Wine Shop at the Château des Fines Roches

The wines of Clos Saint Michel are made at the cellars of Clos Saint Michel. All other wines of the Mousset family are vinified and aged in the cellars of Château des Fines Roches - separately for each domain.

Aperitif in the Middle of the Châteauneuf du Pape Vineyards

Some of us took an aperitif in the middle of the Châteauneuf du Pape vineyards before dinner.

Pictures: Aperitif

Wine-pairing Dinner at Restaurant Château des Fines Roches

Chef Hugo Loridan-Fombonnet prepared a very special wine-pairing menu for us.

Pictures: Dinner at Hôstellerie du Château des Fines Roches in Châteauneuf du Pape, with Chef Hugo Loridan-Fombonnet - Rhône Valley Tour 2018 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Culture and History, France

After a good sleep, we all had breakfast togather and then went to the train station in Avignon. Most of us went to Paris. Some went to Lyon. Annette and I went to Frankfurt.

Pictures: At the TGV Train Station in Avignon

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Cellar Tour and Tasting at Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique in Courthézon, Châteauneuf du Pape, with Owner Véronique Bonnet and Owner/ Winemaker Eric Bonnet - Rhône Valley Tour 2018 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Culture and History, France

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Wine-pairing dinner at Restaurant Château des Fines Roches, with Chef Hugo Loridan-Fombonnet

New Year’s Eve at Château des Fines Roches in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France