Visiting Wilhelm Weil at his Weingut Robert Weil in Kiedrich, Germany and Tasting with Wilhelm Weil the 2010 Weingut Weil Wines in Kiedrich, Germany and German Riesling and International Grape Varieties – Top Wine Makers Wilhelm Weil and Markus Schneider at Kai Buhrfeindt’s Grand Cru in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The Gault Millau WineGuide Deutschland 2013 includes 1080 winemakers of Germany, according to the American-borne Joel B. Payne and his team. This is really the crème de la crème.
The Gault Millau uses a scale of 1 to 5 Grapes. Here are those winemakers who got in the 2013 Gault Millau WineGuide Deutschland the maximum number of 5 grapes, grouped by wine region. This is a small group of 10 winemakers.
As for previous years, see:
Germany’s Top 10 Winemakers (with 5 Grapes) - The Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2012
Germany’s Top 9 Winemakers - the 2010 Gault Millau Wine Guide
Each year, the Gault Millau also selects a winemaker of the year, a discovery of the year, etc. I have already report about these awards:
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
One of the winemakers leading the German red wine revolution. He also produces outstanding white wines. Does not have any sweet or noble-sweet wines in his portfolio. 26.5 hectares.
One of the Fathers of the German Red Wine Revolution: Weingut Huber in Baden
Mosel (Mosel - Saar -Ruwer)
Fritz’s son Oliver Haag produces a broad range of styles, from dry to lusciously noble sweet wines. 15 hectares.
The legendary Scharzhof lies on the Saar river. Egon Mueller’s fruity sweet and noble sweet, low alcohol wines are a legend. 16 hectares.
1st International Riesling Symposium, Rheingau, Germany
Joh. Jos. Pruem
For decades now, one of the really exceptional wine makers in Germany. The aging potential of the Weingut J.J. Pruem wines is legendary. 21 hectares.
JJ Pruem Goes Supermarket: Meeting Katharina Pruem and Tasting the Incredible JJ Pruem Wines at Wegmans
Owner and winemaker Helmut Doennhoff is a Grand Seigneur of German wine. 25 hectares.
Picture: Christian G.E. Schiller with Helmut Doennhoff, Weingut Hermann Doennhoff, Winner of the 2011 Feinschmecker Riesling Cup
Werner Schoenleber was Gault Millau winemaker of the year 2006. Only white wines, mainly Riesling. 16 hectares.
A world class producer of both dry white and red wines. Werner Knipser has been experimenting with international red grape varieties for some years. Virtually all wines are fermented in a dry style. 40 hectares.
A broad wine portfolio with international grapes, including Chardonnay and 25% Spaetburgunder. 19 hectares.
A top producer of Riesling wines, in particular fruity sweet and noble sweet wines, which is well presented in the major wine markets in the world. By far the largest winery among the Feinschmecker top wine makers and one of the largest wineries in Germany. Owned by the Japanese Suntory company and Wilhelm Weil, the fourth generation of the founding family. 80 hectares.
Leader of the Rheinhessen wine renaissance. Has a broad wine portfolio with 60 % accounted for by Riesling and also including the lesser known autochthon Silvaner as well as Spaetburgunder. 15 hectares.
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