"This holistic sustainability concept is very convincing. We are aware of our historic roots and we carry the responsibility for the landscape and its wine culture. Therefore, it is our duty to pass on healthy vineyards to the next generation, in union with and out of respect for nature. This concept helps us to not only develop our sustainable business but also to measure progress objectively. The goal to protect resources includes social and societal. Respecting people and paying them fair wages is a matter of course for us. We’re all working together to fill this philosophy with life."
Wine Estate Doennhoff
Together, Helmut and Cornelius Doennhoff manage one of the most famous wine estates in Germany. The family estate achieved its stardom for its high quality wines, which have been awarded fantastic ratings by all of the well-known wine critics. The first sites of this VDP estate, e.g. the Hermannshoehle (Herman Cave), are known for their dry Rieslings. Yet, the estate also produces pinot blancs and pinot gris, as well as sweet Auslese wines.
The secret behind their success lies in their clear focus on the vineyard: Helmut Doennhoff is convinced that nature shapes the wine and provides harmony, while the wine grower's task is to cultivate the grapes on their best sites in order to preserve the wine's brilliance. One can taste the Doennhoff's leitmotiv in all of the top estate's wines: balance. That these are now sustainably cultivated increases the pleasure even more. The wine estate is still in the ongoing certification process.
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