The winery is located in the municipality of Bernkastel-Kues (Bernkastel area) in the German wine-growing region of Mosel. The Bergweiler family was first mentioned in the 15th century. In 1911, the winery property of Mathias Prüm (1835-1890) was divided among his children. One of the heirs was Maria Katharina Prüm (1884-1954), later the second wife of the winery owner Zacharias Bergweiler (1861-1934). The estate was inherited by Dr Peter Pauly in 1959. After studying business administration and vinological training in Geisenheim, he continued his grandfather's legacy. Various trips to Napa Valley inspired him to build a modern winery. Through his marriage to Helga Berres, the Peter Nicolay winery was integrated. Since 2006, the winery has been owned by his son Stefan Pauly.
The Riesling vineyards cover 17 hectares of vines in the single vineyard sites Alte Badstube on Doctorberg, Bratenhöfchen, Graben, Lay and Matheisbildchen in Großlage Badstube (Bernkastel); Juffer and Juffer Sonnenuhr (Brauneberg); Prälat and Treppchen (Erden); Domprobst and Himmelreich (Graach); Goldwingert in sole ownership and Würzgarten (Ürzig); Klosterberg and Sonnenuhr (Wehlen); and Himmelreich (Zeltingen). Important quality criteria are low yields and selective hand harvesting. The wines are vinified gently with the aim of preserving the typical notes of the vineyards. They are fermented separately by site in small stainless steel tanks at controlled low temperatures. The wide-ranging Riesling collection includes all quality levels. In vintages suitable for the weather, hand-selected Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and ice wines are pressed. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced. The winery is a member of the Bernkasteler Ring and the Gutskomplizen cooperation (five wineries).
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