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Tradition meets Innovation - since 175 years

Already in 1838 the winery Richard Richter is mentioned in documents for the first time. Since then, it has made history with its excellent wines. In the balance of pioneering spirit and tradition, coupled with the fundamental courage for renewal, viticultural technician Thomas Richter and viticultural engineer Claus-Martin Richter lead the winery Richard Richter into a new promising future.

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Vines and let live

Under the motto "Vines and let live" Thomas and Claus-Martin Richter summarize the philosophy of the winery Richard Richter, which focuses on the work in the vineyard as an artistic act and the enjoyment of wine as a cultural feature. In the steep slopes of the terraced Mosel, the workers in the vineyard are the true artists. Viticulture is not work, but a way of life for the owners of the traditional family business Weingut Richard Richter. For the two men of Weingut Richard Richter, this means not only physically pushing themselves to the limit but also having the courage and willingness to give their best year after year, to hope, to tremble and also to learn from nature.

Finest Riesling wines from the steep vineyards of Winningen

The vineyards cover almost seven hectares of vineyards in the Winningen sites of Brückstück, Domgarten, Hamm, Röttgen and Uhlen. They are 90% planted with Riesling, as well as Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, and Chardonnay. In many cases, the slopes are so steep that the vines can only grow on narrow terraces secured by dry stone walls. The lower Moselle is therefore referred to as the Terrassenmosel. In terms of wine law, the area is called "Burg Cochem". The terraces built by man over centuries, for example near Winningen, are an impressive cultural monument.

Weinlage - Vignoble - Vineyard -

The vineyards of the wine estate Richard Richter on the terrasses of the lower Moselle

Winninger Röttgen - Elegant and mineral wines from the lower Moselle

Small but fine. The core of this site is one of the best that the Moselle has to offer. The name is derived from Roden. In the early 19th century, winemakers discovered the high quality of the soil and cleared the entire area of hedges and trees to create a unique vineyard. Here the vines grow on steep southern slopes, sheltered in a slight hollow.  The thin layer of soil consists mainly of sandy shale interspersed with quartzite veins.  Loess is permanently supplied from the upper slopes by precipitation and weathering, providing important minerals and protecting the soil from acidification. The steep vineyard terraces of the VDP.GROSSE LAGE® RÖTTGEN rise from the banks of the Moselle like a natural wonder. With a slope of up to 170 percent, the RÖTTGEN near Winningen is one of the steepest vineyards in Germany. The slates were formed in the sea under reductive conditions and have a blue color. In our hot microclimate, however, the iron in the stones oxidizes quite quickly. Already after a short time they get their typical yellow-brown color. The terraces, supported by dry-stone walls, are located between 80 and 180 meters above sea level, and the orientation is SSO.

Winninger Uhlen

The Winninger Uhlen is perhaps the most spectacular terraced vineyard on the entire Moselle. It lies between 75 to 210 meters above sea level, its steepness is 50-70%. Within the single vineyard site, the Uhlen consists of different layers of shale from ancient continental faults and rearrangements of 300 million year old seabed. Exceptional Rieslings grow here, finesse-rich wines full of minerality, incomparable aromatic diversity and a unique and seductive play of fruit and acidity. The cultivation of the extreme steep slopes is only possible by means of monorack railroads.

Above all, the Riesling variety is cultivated here, from which, in years with suitable weather conditions, high-predicate wines such as Trockenbeerenauslesen and Eisweine are also pressed. The vines are mainly cultivated in the special training forms Moselpfahl, Trierer Rad and Vertiko. The sandy soils consist of blue-gray slate with partly clayey sediments and high rock content.

Weinsortiment - wine selection - assortiment de vins

Wine assortment

Riesling

  • off-dry
  • dry
  • Kabinett
  • Selection (Auslese)
  • Late harvest (Spätlese)
  • Sweet wine - dry berries
  • Sparkling wine

Pinot Blanc.

Pinot Noir

Pinot Gris

Chardonnay

Modern methods joined by traditional values

The dedication of the estate's two managers to viticulture on the weathered hemlock terraces on the Moselle pays off. The Rieslings convince with their complexity and Moselle-typical authenticity. The red wines from Weingut Richard Richter are expressions of depth, coolness and clarity. Numerous awards impressively prove the success of the winery Richard Richter. For example, in 2011, the winery Richard Richter was awarded the prestigious award "German Riesling Producer Award" with a remarkable 88", "8 points. In the years 1998 to 2012, the winery Richard Richter was almost consistently awarded the "Staatsehrenpreis for the best wine collection". Other luminaries among wine connoisseurs are also full of praise for the wines from the Richard Richter Winery. Thus, it is listed in the renowned wine guide Gault Millau with one grape and 82-91 points, while the experts of the well-known wine buying guide Eichelmann awarded the winery Richard Richter two stars.

Awards from the press and wine guides

Member of the Bernkasteler Ring

The Bernkasteler Ring was founded as early as 1899 to auction high-quality natural Riesling wines from the Moselle. It unites 35 wineries on the Moselle, Saar and Ruwer - from Wiltingen on the Saar to Winningen on the Terrassen-Mosel - whose passion is to elicit outstanding top wines from the unique steep slopes of the MOSEL WeinKulturLand.

Gault Millau wine guide 2022 4 Grapes

Richard Richter (Winningen) was named "Rising Star of the Year" on the Mosel, with seven wines scoring 90 points or more.

Wine guide Falstaff 2022 4 Stars

Since the 60s and 70s, according to Gault Millau, we were one of the most famous wineries in Winningen. A total of 23 state honorary awards for the best wine collection since then prove our quality orientation and justify the efforts associated with the preservation of the rock terraces.
State awards for the best wine collection in the years:
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021