Rheinhessen

Rheinhessen

November 7, 2009 Wine 0

We were looking forward to visiting Weingut Keller. With so many golden medals and no wines under 90 points, who wouldn’t? Now in its 8th generation, the Keller family has been making wine since 1789 and in 2002 they received the Vinitaly Award, previously given to Chateau Margaux, Penfolds and Vega Sicilia.

Too much excitement, too little thinking: I failed to schedule a visit to the winery and upon arrival I was told they had no time to show me around. Sad but understandable. So off I go with just one bottle of wine purchased. I supposed this was never meant to be because that bottle was broken unloading the car.

Weingut Wagner-Stempel made up for it- big time. Their picturesque courtyard with an old chestnut tree was so relaxing. I seriously felt like I was part of the family while sipping a Siefersheimer Heerkretz Riesling GG under their beautifully restored cross-vaulted cellar in the company of  Mrs.Wagner’s weimaraner.