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‘Where there is no wine, there is no love’ The Greek poet Euripides knew about the value of good wine. He may well have appreciated the award-winning wines from Winery Dönnhoff in Oberhausen an der Nahe, in that case! TEXT: SILKE HENKELE  I  PHOTOS: WEINGUT DÖNNHOFF

Winery Dönnhoff today looks back over more than 250 years of history.“Our family tradition is shaped by a deep understanding and appreciation of the magnificent vineyards and their unique geographical location in the scenic valley between Bad Kreuznach and Schloßböckelheim. Our love for vines and the everlasting dream of creating distinctive wines has undoubtedly been passed on through generations,” describes winemaker Cornelius Dönnhoff, who runs the winery now in its fourth generation.

Cru’-sites. They count amongst the highest rated in the region. The quality of the soil in these regions offer the best conditions for exceptional wines, as Dönnhoff happily explains in more detail: “We are fortunate to be able to cultivate our vines in one of the most famous cultivation regions of the Nahe. The soil consists of grey clay slate, interspersed with weathered soil of black-red porphyry, making it perfect for Riesling grapes from which we press our full-bodied Riesling, with its high level of minerality and racy fruit.”

The 28 hectares of Winery Dönnhoff’s vineyards are spread over ten ‘Grand

Winery Dönnhoff also produces Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris – prize-winning

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wines like the already mentioned Riesling – which have for a long time enjoyed huge international acclaim: not least for their subtle elegance, but also for their richness of taste, which so clearly represents the terroir of each vineyard. Those who want to taste Winery Dönnhoff’s outstanding wines themselves should visit the popular vintage tasting taking place from 22 to 24 May 2020, which is likely to attract many wine connoisseurs to the winery’s premises. In the meantime, wine tasting sessions can be pre-arranged by appointment. You are invited to feel the love for life described by Euripides, and to enjoy the exceptional wines on site and allow Winery Dönnhoff’s unique ambiance work its particular magic on you. www.doennhoff.com

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