“The Mosel’s steep, south-facing slopes create the perfect climate for Riesling, giving the vines ideal exposure to the sun. Generally cool conditions allow the grapes to ripen slowly while retaining bright acidity. Rocky outcroppings and stony soil reflect sunlight and hold in heat, creating very warm microclimates in the best sites and helping to ensure excellent ripeness. Thin topsoil forces the vines to dig deep for water and nutrients, producing vibrant wines that capture the strong minerality of the soil.
The St. Johannishof estate house was built in the late 1800’s and gets its name from the old vineyard name, Johannisbrünnchen (St. John’s well), where the house is now located. The estate was bought by Zacharias Bergweiler for his second oldest daughter (Maria Magdalena) from his marriage with Maria Anna Prüm, of the famous Prüm family from Wehlen. It is one of the most recognizable estate houses in the middle Mosel.
Winemaker Bernie Schug has been making wine in the heart of Mosel since the early 1980’s and is one of the most respected and revered winemakers in the region, famously working 365 days a year with boundless energy and enthusiasm. A true riesling guru.
St. Johannishof Riesling comes exclusively from traditional vineyards with dramatic slopes and slate soil. This embodies the elegant and racy style of classic Mosel Riesling. ”