In July 2014 we started to run our family estate HEINRICHSHOF. We expanded the vineyards from three to six hectares. We grow grapes on prime steep vineyards like Zeltinger Sonnenuhr and Schlossberg. These great vineyards on slate soil are the basis for our elegant and mineral Riesling wines.
Peter & Ulrich Griebeler
Spring libations – Terry Kirby (19 March 2017) shares full-bodied and elegant white wines for those special spring meals of fish and white meats:
From Germany: Heinrichshof Sonnenuhr Riesling Trocken 2014
This is a classic, lusciously full-bodied German riesling from a family owned estate in the Mosel: gorgeous floral aromas lead to rich flavours of quince, apples and stone fruits which linger long on the palate. Just the right side of dry and ideal for an aperitif or with Asian-spiced foods.
2014 Schlossberg Riesling trocken 95 points
“The rank outsider among our Outstanding producers, and for most of us a discovery, the Heinrichshof in Zeltingen is a small (6ha) family estate now run by Peter and Ulrich Griebeler, whose grapes are chiefly grown on the steep slopes of the Zeltinger Schlossberg and Sonnenuhr (sundial). The wines are Peter’s domain. He trained with Armin Diel in the Nahe and Fritz Haag nearer home. The estate focuses on dry wines, and 2014 was its first vintage: bravo!”
Decanter Sep’16, Christelle Guibert’s top 20 Rieslings to try:
Peter & Ulrich Griebeler Dry Riesling 2015 91 points
Jancis Robinson / Richard Hemming MW:
-Peter & Ulrich Dry Riesling 2015 Mosel
Brothers Peter and Ulrich Griebeler are the winemakers. The winery is located in Zeltingen and
has been owned by the family for many generations. A cold, slow fermentation is partly
completed in Fuders, the traditional 1,000-litre old oak casks used in the Mosel region, and
Masses of blackcurrant fruit on the nose. Crisp and admirably crystalline. Chock-full of fruit.
Lovely now. Great balance. Long and with a flavour that’s tantalisingly between green apple and
Williams pear juice. Persistent.
-Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese 2015 Mosel
Honey, golden syrup and a tremendous push of acidity driving the wine to a crisp finish. Very
impressive volume and intensity, and the balance is a miracle of nature. (RH)
Peter & Ulrich Dry Riesling 2015
Zesty, with the scent of grapefruit and lime, a bite of fresh green apple and a light, dry finish. A white for hot weather.
Susy Atkins, July 2016, www.Telegraph.co.uk
Peter Griebeler – Vita
1993-1997 Trainee Program Max F. Richter; Fritz Haag; Schlossgut Diel
1998-2001 Degree in Viticulture & Oenologie, Geisenheim University
2000 E & J Gallo, California
2001-2005 Reh-Kendermann, Bingen
2005-2013 Head Winemaker ZGM, Zell
2013-2016 Consulting Oenologist ZGM, Zell
Ulrich Griebeler – Vita
2001-2004 Trainee Program Max F. Richter; Müller-Catoir
2004-2006 Degree in Viticulturing & Oenologie, DLR Neustadt
2006 Tenuta Hofstätter, Tramin, Alto Adige
With our first vinetage 2014 we got listed in all three leading German wineguides:
Eichelmann Wine Guide 2016:
“ … Peter and Ulrich Griebeler have presented a consistent, beautiful collection for the debut in this book. The wines have clean fruit, good structure, freshness and pressure. … A strong debut, the wines show a clear authenticity and have beautiful stylistics – keep an eye on them!“
Gault&Millau WineGuide 2016:
“…Their wines made a very positive impression. They are authentic and crystal clear with potential.”
Fallstaff Wine Guide 2016 Deutschland:
“…Both have expanded the vineyard area from three to five hectares. The yield will preserve the principle of minimum intervention when fermented in wooden barrels. The results speak for themselves … „