CASISANO COLOMBAIO
Fattoria Casisano-Colombaio is a medium-sized Montalcino estate which is fast becoming one of the rising stars of this prestigious Tuscan wine Region. The estate was purchased in 1990 by the Ciarpella family, a medical family from Rome, who completely renovated the Casisiano cantina and the 18 hectares of vineyards. The estate is located on a south facing ridge between Montalcino, Sant Angelo in Colle and Catstel Nuovo dell' Abate. Riccardo Ciarpella is now the Casisano regisseur and supervises all the work in the vineyards while Dr Vagagini is oenologist. The vines have a high average age with over half of the grapes used in the Brunello coming from 70-year old vines. Since 1996 all the vineyards have been cultivated along organic lines. Without doubt an estate in ascendancy.

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  MONTE DEL FRA
Monte del Frà wine farm is located in the heart of the Custoza area, on the east side of Garda Lake and only 15 Km away from the centre of Verona. It was founded by the brothers Eligio and Claudio Bonomo in 1958. The firm today owns 100 hectareas circa, amongst these are a part from the “Monte”, other proprieties that take their name from the location where they are situated such as: Cà del Magro, Monte Godi, Mascarpine, Staffalo, Monte Fitti, Grottino. Others hectareas are worked on lease, everyone located in the best zones of Verona.
     
     
 
     
  DR. H. THANISH (MÜLLER-BURGGRAEF)
The viticultural tradition of the Thanisch family can be traced back over 350 years: The oldest official documentation in Bernkastel is dated 1636. The quality of their wines quickly built and confirmed an outstanding reputation for the estate. The estate enhanced its already prestigious reputation in the middle of the 19th century under the management of Dr Hugo Thanisch. Today the Estate is owned by Margit Müller-Burggraef, one of Dr Hugo Thanisch's granddaughters.

The fame of the Berncasteler Doctor vineyard begin in the 1300s. When the King of Germany fell sick, he saw several reputed doctors but still unable to cure his health. One day, a wine grower approached the King with a small barrel of wine and said,” My Lord, this is the wine that we drank everyday and had lept us healthy.” Surprisely, the King become healthy after drinking the wine. As such, the King was very grateful to the wine grower and said,”What can I do for you in return?” But the wine grower said,” It was an honor for our wines to make you healthy my Lord, we do not want anything.” From that day onwards, the King named the plot of vine that made him healthy “Doctor”. The Berncasteler Doctor vineyard remain 3.5 hectares till date, and is owned by only four families. Thanisch owns more than ¼ over the Berncasteler Doctor site.

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  CH BERRES
CH Berres winery is a family estate located in Uerzig at the river Mosel. It builds upon an old tradition with its origins dating back to 1510. Until 2004, the estate was owned and managed by Alfred Berres, while his son Markus Berres studied viticulture and oenology in Geisenheim / Germany. The 3.5 ha of vineyards managed by the C.H.BERRES estate are located on the slopes of the Mosel Valley. As all vineyards are very steep, all work is undertaken by hand. Not only the careful handcraft and grape selection is hugely important to produce our excellent and unique wines, but also the knowledge and feeling for the wine as well as the mild climate and the unique soils given by nature.

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  JOSEF LEITZ
Winemaking has been in the Leitz family since 1744. However the Josef Leitz winery as it stands today was re-built in 1947 after suffering bad damage during the war. Today’s owner, Johannes, took control of the family business at a young age following the premature death of his father in 1985 and set out to re-establish the reputation of Weingut Leitz. When Johannes first took a hold of the reins, the estate consisted of just 3 hectares of vineyard; he grew this to 28 and in 2007 took over the Weingut Erbslöh in Geisenheim, expanding the Leitz operation to include 32 hectares of vineyard in Geisenheim and Rüdesheim. Today, Weingut Josef Leitz, a member of the VDP, produces quality German Riesling with an international reputation.

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  SEEBRICH
The name has been changed from Weingut Heinrich Seebrich to Weingut Seebrich because Heinrich Seebrich (born in 1951) has taken his son Jochen (born in 1977) into the partnership in 2000. The Seebrich family owns the estate since its foundation in 1783. The estate with 12 hectares vineyards is in the centre of the old town of Nierstein on the Rhine and it has a nice vault cellar with old carved wooden barrels.

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  REICHSRAT VON BUHL
This estate was established in 1849 by Franz Peter Buhl. The von Buhl estate enjoyed great success in these early years, and the wines collected many awards and medals in the latter part of the 19th Century, under the tenure of Reichsrat Franz Armand Buhl, son of the founder. Since the 2007 vintage, the Reichsrat von Buhl estate has been involved in an official certification procedure for organic production, after we switched to organic wine-growing back in 2005. In so doing we believe we have put down another marker in terms of traceability.

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  WAGNER STEMPEL
Dynamic young vintner making weighty, sensational Nahe-like porphyry-wines, already among the very best in Rheinhessen, and certain to be THE next superstar-estate in the region. The estate is 16 hectares, in the westernmost district of Rheinhessen, near Bernhard. Soils vary, but there’s a significant vein of porphyry like the great soils of the Nahe. The land is steeper here than in much of the Rheinhessen, and Wagner does 95% of his harvest by hand. Most musts are clarified by gravity, though some are fermented as-is. His basic-quality wines are made in stainless steel, but like many young vintners he’s leaning toward more old oak for the top rieslings. Similarly he ferments with cultured yeasts for the basic wines and with natural yeasts for the best rieslings. All of this reveals a characteristic degree of thoughtfulness and flexibility for a young quality-minded vintner.

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  JOHANN HAART
The village of Piesport has been growing wine since Roman times and the growers still use the old traditions to make wine. The Johann Haart estate was founded in the early 1920s when the estate of Joseph Haart was divided upon inheritance by his seven children. Since 1971 Gerd Haart, the grandson of Johann Haart, has operated the family estate along with his wife Elfriede. The Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, meaning "little drops of gold", is one of the most famed vineyards in the Mosel.

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  HEYMANN LOWENSTEIN
Reinhard Lowenstein comes from a very long line of wine growers in and around Winningen. It's hard to convey in a few paragraphs what Reinhard is all about: philosopher, lover of music and the arts, a true believer in the notion of terroir, fanatical and deeply focused wine crafter. Heymann Lowenstein produces Riesling from several very steep terraced sights in and around Winnigen. The great sights that Reinhard utilizes include: Uhlen, Rottgen, Vom Blauem Schifer, and the wine Schieferterrassen which is a blend of 10 to 20 selected sights, all 1st growths. These are exotic wines with power and precision.

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  AJ ADAM
The estate is located in the commune of Dhron (Bernkastel district) in the Mosel wine growing region in Germany, It was founded in 2000, when Andreas Adam both completed his studies in Geisenheim, and at the same time reactivated the wine estate of his grandfather, which had fallen into neglect. The vineyard area totals three hectares, in the Hofberger site (Dhron) and the Goldtröpfchen site (Piesport). The area is planted exclusively with Riesling. The parcel of land in the Goldtröppfchen site, which has been worked since 2009, and is located above the suburb of Ferresm is partly planted with 60-year-old ungrafted vines. There are plans to increase the vineyard area in future by acquiring more old Riesling wines, but also by planting new vineyards. The cellar operation is traditional, natural yeasts are used for fermentation in order to obtain wines with terroir character. The wines are matured in the old vaulted cellar, in either classical large oak barrels or in stainless steel tanks. The wine is left on the lees for an extended period, and are not fined before bottlong, using an antique green version of the classical long hock bottle shape, the label design dates back to 1871.They are marketed under the single vineyard designations Hofberg (also permissible) and (only in good vintages) Goldtröpfchen.

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  SPREITZER
Sebastian Alois Prüm (1794 - 1871) was the patriarch of the original Prüm estate. Since Mathias Prüm (1835 - 1890) was the only one of his six sons to marry, the estate remained undivided for his generation. In 1911, however, it was finally divided among Mathias four sons and three daughters. Anna Prüm, the youngest of the children, and her husband used their inheritance to start Dr. F. Weins-Prüm estate. A cellar with vaulted ceilings from an old Prüm home forms the foundation for today's manor house that the couple built in 1924. It is located on the banks of the Mosel, along with the other Prüm homes and right next door to J.J. Prüm. After World War II, daughter Marianne Weins married Mr. Selbach who came from an Ürzig wine growing family with a wine making tradition dating back to 1664. In the marriage the Selbach holdings in Ürzig were transferred to the Dr. F. Weins-Prüm estate.

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  REBHOLZ
No compromises - wine making often is adjusted to current trends and preferences in the marketplace. For more than three generations Rebholz estate maintains a clear direction unaltered by these outside influences. They follow the old tradition of making pure and natural wines. This philosophy of purity is married with a daily quest for the highest possible quality in the wines. "For Hansjörg Rebholz, the respect for nature is the source of all the things, that characterize the wines." Wine writer Stuart Pigott Hansjörg Rebholz's grandfather, Ökonomierat Eduard Rebholz was the pioneer for the quality orientation of wine making the south palatine region. Father Hans Rebholz continued the philosophy resulting in making only dry, completely fermented wines as the style of the winery. Close to 100% of the wines made by Rebholz are dry.

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  A. CHRISTMANN
The traditional Gimmeldinger Winery has since the mid-90s the best in the Pfalz. 1965 took over Karl-Friedrich Christmann the estate, which has experienced a remarkable recovery since the start of son Steffen in 1994, including the completion of the management spectrum belonged. Steffen Christmann, studied law, took four years beyond the leadership of the Association of VDP (variable data printing) of Germany and has many new features here on the track conversion to biodynamics. Steffen is the current president of VDP. Almost 10 years ago turned Christmann the management of its vineyards to biodynamics and sat also a clear sign that modern advanced viticulture is feasible with regard to the needs of nature perfectly. With more than 2/3 of the Riesling vineyards in the foreground, with 85% of the wines are dry. These wines were complex with all the clarity and brilliant primary fruit, tightly woven and delicately spicy from. Their ability to maturity Steffen Christmann prove with ten-year series.

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  SCHLOSS LIESER
Thomas Haag, the winemaker at Schloss Lieser since ’92 and its owner since ’97, is also the brother of Oliver Haag and son of legendary Wilhelm Haag at the Fritz Haag estate, one of the most illustrious names in German winemaking. Thomas has a quiet intensity about him, much like his wines. He doesn’t bow to any popular wine making style; he makes wines his way and in a unique, terroir-driven style.
     
     
 
     
  CHARNONNIERE
Domaine de la Charbonnière was purchased by Eugene Maret in 1912. 90 years it is still family-owned and run with Michel Maret at the helm today. Michel now has 17.5 hectares of vineyards in the Châteauneuf appellation as well as 4 hectares in Vacqueyras. Michel produces wonderfully well balanced wines that combine intensity and depth of fruit with finesse and elegance.

"Proprietor Michel Maret makes classic Chateauneuf du Papes that drink well young yet have the ability to age for 10-15 years." Robert Parker

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  GUSTAVE LORENTZ
Since 1836 in the Lorentz family, Gustave Lorentz Company now concentrates on maintaining and accentuating the quality and reputation of its Alsace wines which are known throughout the world. Our philosophy is to produce some gastronomic Alsace wines which reflect the most faithful expression of the grape varieties, “terroir” and vintages. Lorentz Estates vineyards represent 32 hectares (79 acres), of which 1,5 (3,71 acres) are planted on the hills of the Grand Cru Kanzlerberg and 13 ha (29,65 acres) in the Grand Cru Altenberg. These vineyards produce about 20 % of our wines.

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  TEYSSIER
Chateau Teyssier is situated in the heart of the renowned Bordeaux vineyards at Saint Emilion. The estate is a Saint Emilion Grand Cru that dates back to 1714. In 1869 Jules Roy bought the property and built the chateau in the Napoleonic, second empire style. The vineyard went through fluctuations in its fortune over the years but, with the arrival in the early 1990’s of Jonathan and Lyn Maltus, a rigorous, enthusiastic program of renovation was implemented. Bringing the technological advancements of the new world to the heart of the old, they introduced a new, ambitious team, constructed two state-of-the art wineries and a modern barrel-cellar and tripled the size of the vineyard. Jonathan Maltus, Neil Whyte, and Cyril Beziat, with Gilles Pauquet consulting, undertake winemaking.

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  HERBE SAINTE
Herbe Sainte is located near one of the high places of Historic in Languedoc, the Cathar City of MINERVE. The 60 hectares family Domaine is bordered by the river CESSE which flows into the Canal du Midi (located at 500 meters of the Domaine), classified World Heritage.