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The winery is located in the municipality of Hochheim in the German wine-growing region of Rheingau. The family business was taken over in 1984 by Annette and Emmerich Himmel as a pure bulk wine business, who then moved from the old town of Hochheim to the outskirts. Subsequently, a quality-oriented restructuring was carried out and they switched to bottled wine marketing. The vineyards cover 5.5 hectares of vineyards in the Hochheim single vineyard sites of Hölle, Kirchenstück, Reichestal and Stein. They are planted with 80% Riesling and 10% each Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. The vineyards are cultivated in a near-natural, environmentally friendly way without deep-rooted pesticides and unnecessary interventions in the natural life cycle of the vines. The aim is to produce healthy grapes of special quality through consistent vineyard work. The musts are fermented and matured partly spontaneously or with pure yeasts, mainly in stainless steel tanks. The Pinot Noirs mature for 12 to 15 months in barriques. The range comprises around 35 wines, predominantly in the Prädikat range from dry to noble sweet. Since the 2001 vintage, all wines have been sealed with alternative closures. Bottle-fermented sparkling wines are also produced.

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