Visiting Wilhelm Weil at his Weingut Robert Weil in Kiedrich, Germany
Tasting with Wilhelm Weil the 2010 Weingut Weil Wines in Kiedrich, Germany
There are 3 influential wine guides in Germany: the Eichelmann and the GaultMillau, followed by the Feinschmecker.
The 2013 Eichelmann was released in November 2012.
The Eichelmann uses a scale of 1 to 5 Stars. Here are those winemakers who got in the 2013 Eichelmann WineGuide Deutschland the maximum number of 5 stars, grouped by wine region. It is a group of 28 winemakers.
Germany’s 2011 VDP Grosses Gewaechs – Grand Cru - Wines Released. Notes from the Pre-release Tasting in Wiesbaden, Germany
Each year, the Eichelmann also selects a winemaker of the year, a discovery of the year, etc. I will report about these special awards in a separate posting.
For previous years, see:
Best German Wines - Eichelmann Wine Guide 2012, Germany (Awards)
Wine ratings: German wine --- Eichelmann 2010 (Awards)
The 5 Stars Eichelmann 2013 Wine Producers
The group of top producers in the Gault Millau ranking comprises 10 winemakers, in the ranking of the Feinschmecker less than 20, and in the Eichelmann ranking almost 30. Handelsblatt online and Vinum also publish an annual ranking of the top 100 wine makers.
Interestingly, the list of winemakers from Baden is relatively long in the Eichelmann ranking and the list of winemakers from the Pfalz relatively short.
Weingut Jean Stodden
Weingut Dr. Heger
Weingut Bernhard Huber
Weingut Schwarzer Adler, Franz Keller
Joachim Heger, Weingut Dr. Heger: Winemaker of the Year, Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2013, Germany
Weingut Rudolf Fürst
Weingut Luckert – Zehnthof
Weingut Horst Sauer
Weingut Clemens Busch
Weingut Markus Molitor
Weingut Josef Rosch
Weingut Willi Schaefer
Ombiasy Wine Tours, at Weingut Clemens Busch in Pünderich
For more, see:
With Wine Maker Clemens Busch in Puenderich at his Winery in the Mosel Valley, Germany
In August 2013, an Ombiasy Wine Tour to Germany is scheduled, including a visit of Weingut Clemens Busch in the Mosel Valley.
For more see:
Ombiasy Wine Tours: Wine and Culture Tour to Germany Coming up in August 2013
Weingut Hermann Dönnhoff
Weingut Georg Breuer
Weingut Peter Jakob Kühn
Weingut Robert Weil
Visiting Weingut Josef Leitz in Ruedesheim – Johannes Leitz is Germany’s Winemaker of the Year, Gault Millau WeinGuide 2011
Weingut Klaus Keller