Weingut Hiestand

Clemens Hess Fotografie

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Falstaff Wineguide Germany 2021

Falstaff Wineguide Germany 2021

At first we thought the abbreviation "JJ" on the Riesling Kreuz stood for "Jrosses Jewächs" (G pronounced as J in dialect in the Rhine region), and indeed this wine easily meets the GG requirement. But of course Guntersblum is not within reach of the dialect spoken in the Rhine region, and the "JJ" in the best wine sites actually stands for their ancestors initials, Julius Jakob Hiestand (1876-1938). Year after year, his descendants delight us with organic wines that are precisely crafted: defined aromas, distinct in their expression, and all with great harmony and balance. Those who enjoy the subtle ensemble of a good wine are in good hands here.

In their own words

“Here I stand; I cannot do otherwise” Martin Luther in 1521

Long before Martin Luther was summoned to the Imperial Diet in Worms to make his case, a farming family from Lake Zürich created their motto "Here I stand" or “Hiestand”, .  their family name, with the same conviction as Martin Luther himself. That was ... 

... IN 1401. 

That is more than 600 years of life in harmony with nature. The turmoil of the Thirty Years’ War brought the Hiestands to Rheinhessen and to their vineyard, which has been cultivated since the middle of the 18th century in cellar No. 4, in the Guntersblumer Kellerweg. Today it's up to me: Gunther Hiestand, ... 

... WITH A ROOTED OUTLOOK

to run the business. I explore the world with curiosity, be it during my apprenticeship as a winemaker in South Baden, my training as a beverage business administrator in Munich, or my travels through the wine-growing regions of the southern hemisphere. Over time, I have 

... RISEN TO THE OCCASION. AND GROWN

just like the vine, which constantly forms new layers of bark, we also grow, connected with nature. Through ecological management, the strength and vitality of our soils unfold to bring life into the vine. We do all this with the single aim of bottling wines made at .. 

... THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF CRAFTSMANSHIP 

 Wines that are characterized by the microclimate; wines that tell us something of their unique sites; wines that have time and freedom to develop. Wines for lateral thinkers and quality fanatics, wines that have their... 

... HISTORY OF CREATION 

which reflect, year after year, all the different facets of the environment. "I can only harvest what comes from heaven and earth into the grape." 

KREUZ / KACHELBERG / HAMMERSTEIN 

RIESLING / SYLVANER / GEWÜRZTRAMINER 

These are the "ingredients" and the whole secret of the HIESTAND wines. 

DETAILS

  • Contact Person: Gunther Hiestand
  • Exhibitions
  • Winemaker: Gunther Hiestand
  • Tasting room
  • Cellar Door Sales
  • Production Style: Organic
  • Production of Spirits

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