Area under vine: 16 ha / 39.5 acres
Main grape varieties: Riesling
Bottles per year: 100,000
Von Othegraven is a family wine estate situated on the steep slopes of the Saar valley. Since 2010, it is owned by German Quizmaster and TV host Günther Jauch, whose grandmother was a born Von Othegraven and the sister of the former proprietor Max Von Othegraven. Mr. Jauch, who spent numerous holidays at the family’s winery during his childhood, is now operating the estate together with his wife, representing the 7th generation. The wines, mainly out of Riesling vines, are made by the excellent winemaker Andreas Barth: manual work in the vineyards and controlled inactivity in the cellar are his key ingredients for expressing the different personality of each wine. The vines grow in some of the most prestigious sites of the Saar valley including the amphitheater-like Ockfener Bockstein, the historic Wawerner Herrenberger and the famous Wiltinger Kupp. Von Othegraven’s main vineyard is the monumental Kanzemer Altenberg, located right behind the cellar, in the small village of Kanzem. With about 250 meters, the Kanzemer Altenberg is the longest steep slope vineyard in Germany.
The wines from Von Othegraven are known and appreciated for their individual character. Fresh, vivid and wildish-reductive aromas, complexity and long aging potential compose the unequivocal style of the winery.
“Steep south-facing vineyards, rugged slate soil, a perfect climate – the ideal place to produce our wine.”