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Van Volxem

The winery is located in the community of Wiltingen in the German Moselle wine region. It is one of the oldest farms on the Saar and has undergone a varied development. The former monastery estate was run by the Van Volxem family for four generations. In 1993, Peter Jordan took over, who ran it under Jordan & Jordan. At the end of 1999 the estate was bought by Roman Niewodniczanski (scion of the Bitburger dynasty) and revived under its old name. He had previously studied economic geography and business administration. Large investments were made in vineyards with additional plots, buildings and cellars

The estate's own vineyards cover 45 hectares in the individual sites Braunfels, Gottesfuß, Klosterberg, Kupp and Scharzhofberg (Wiltingen) and Altenberg (Kanzem). A special feature are the 120 year old and rooted Riesling vines in Gottesfuß. They are mainly planted with the Riesling variety and the rest withPinot Blanc. A further six hectares are cultivated in the so-called "Saar Riesling Project" by contract winegrowers who have to work according to strict quality criteria. The winegrowing is consistently environmentally friendly, for example by dispensing with insecticides and synthetic fertilizers.

The extremely low yields average only 34 hectolitres per hectare. The grape harvest begins at the end of October at the earliest and lasts until December. Fermentation takes place spontaneously with the vineyard's own yeasts with subsequent storage of the yeast in wooden barrels. The estate wines are mostly vinified separately according to vineyard sites and are offered as quality wines or fruit-sweet predicate wines. Two Rieslings are produced from the best sites, one from the entire area and a selection from the highest quality plots. The winery is a member of the VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).

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