Weingut Georg Breuer

Highlights from steep soil

Nestled amidst rolling hills of the Rheingau, you'll find Weingut Georg Breuer. For decades, their Rieslings have been renowned as some of the best in the world. The Breuers own a few of the steepest and best-drained vineyards in the Rheingau. The four top vineyards are Berg Schlossberg, Berg Rottland and Berg Roseneck in Rüdesheim, and Nonnenberg as a 'monopole' in Rauenthal.
It is impressive how Weingut Georg Breuer has consistently received excellent ratings over the years. What makes this achievement even more impressive, is that the current winemaker is only 20 years old when her father unexpectedly passes away in 2004, and she takes over the business. There are undoubtedly big shoes to fill at that point.
While grandfather Georg had already meant a lot to the family estate, it was father Bernhard who gave the business international wings. With great innovation, Bernard produced dry Riesling of such high quality and uniqueness from the 1980s onwards that the wine stood out internationally. The courage to produce dry Riesling at that time can rightly be called groundbreaking, as the Riesling market was predominantly sweet wines. Breuer's dry Rieslings are crisp, pure, refined, distinctive, mineral, and highly concentrated, with great ageing potential.


Theresa tackles things thoroughlyafter the takeover. She obtains her diploma in international wine trade and transitions to biological cultivation in the vineyard. In doing so, she continues her father's radical pursuit of quality. She is fortunate to have good assistance, not only from some family members and friends but also from cellar master Markus Lundén and her father's right-hand man, operational manager Hermann Schmoranz.
The manual harvest and strict grape selection lead to low yields that benefit the intensity of the wine and a beautiful balance between sweetness and acidity. Theresa uses wild yeasts in vinification and then lets the wine rest for a long time in old oak barrels.
The vineyards are not worked with machines. They are too steep for that, as is the Terra Montosa plot, which literally translates to ‘steep earth’. In addition, a powerful expression of terroir, something the Breuers strive for, requires nurturing the soil life, something that comes under pressure with mechanical land cultivation. Theresa and Hermann determine the harvest time based on physiological and aromatic ripeness.
Perhaps the pinnacle of Theresa and her team's skill and knowledge is the Schlossberg Grand Cru. According to Theresa, Georg Breuer's most famous bottle has the longest aging potential and generally receives the highest scores from wine critics. Not only is the content of the bottle exceptional: each year, a different artist creates the label, resulting in a striking series of bottes.

There is much admiration for Theresa's work, and in 2016, the wine magazine Fallstaff names her Winemaker of the Year.

At the auction from domain Georg Breurer:

Besides a collection of Riesling Rauenthal Nonnenberg, we welcome a special selection of Schlossberg from vintages 2003 to 2021. The 2020 Schlossberg is rightfully one of the crown jewels. Stephen Reinhardt of The Wine Advocate says:

"The 2020 Berg Schlossberg offers an intense and earthy bouquet with wet clayish slate and lemony as well as flinty aromas. Lush and elegant on the palate, this is a powerful, quite rich and mouth-filling Berg Schlossberg with grippy tannins, fine bitters, and a long, intense and salty, very complex finish. More powerful than the 2021 and, in all its generosity and tension, a safe bet for the future. 12% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted in July 2022." – 96 points, Stephen Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

The Wine Advocate underscores the aging potential of this Schlossberg and suggests that this wine will be at its best between 2025 and 2050.

Those who can resist their curiosity to taste will be rewarded with a festive experience.
  • Lot 1193-1200: various vintages of Riesling Rauenthal Nonnenberg
  • Lot 1201-1234: various vintages of Riesling Rüdesheim Berg Schlossberg

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