Established in 1680 as an export business, the family run estate has been passed down from father to son over the years and is now in the capable hands of Dr. Dirk Max Ferd. Richter, the 9th generation to run the business.
Home to one of the largest fuder (oak barrel) wine cellars in the Mosel, the estate is renowned for producing world class Rieslings from some of the regions most esteemed sites, including two monopole vineyards. The exceptionally steep, slate vineyards all have slightly different underlying compositions, each playing its role in determining the final characteristics and flavour profile of the wines. Riesling accounts for 95% of the 48-hectares planted and harvest is carried out much later than that of the neighbours. Three passes are made through the vineyard to ensure that everything is picked at optimum ripeness and botrytis bunches, or single berries, are harvested healthy for wines of Auslese level and above. The estate is famous for the unique character of its single-vineyard cuvées and the hallmark balance in all wines.