About Dönnhoff

Helmut Dönnhoff and son Cornelius make the best wines in the Nahe region and some of the finest anywhere in the world. We can't possibly overstate how much we cherish and revere these wines. They are sheer perfection in their elegantly defined structure and flawless harmony. The epitome of their meticulous winemaking is the Eiswein. Dönnhoff wines have such power and complexity that their signature weightlessness seems nigh on miraculous. One taste and you sense the magic. These wines are on a par with the best of Germany in a very unique way: the sweet wines rival those of Prüm, Loosen and Egon Müller and the dry wines are mentioned in the same breath as luminaries such as Wittmann and Weil. Very few - if any - have this degree of versatility...

About Cornelius Dönnhoff

Cornelius Dönnhoff bears with him the promise and burden of great expectations. Dönnhoff’'s world-renowned Rieslings were first carried into the international limelight by his father, but now it is the son assuming an increasing share of the responsibility for the estate in the small town of Oberhausen on the Nahe (population 400). “No one knows the Nahe, but everyone knows Dönnhoff,” they say in the USA. And with the recent conclusion of his seventh vintage, this 33-year-old, university-trained viticulturalist has every reason to smile. He won three consecutive Feinschmecker Cups for his dry Riesling collection, and in 2012 the simultaneous distinction of both “Estate of the Year” and “Best White Wine Collection” from the renowned Eichelmann wine guide. In 2014 Stuart Pigott named him Winemaker of the Year in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Cornelius acquired his initial winemaking experience at his parents' estate, followed by an apprenticeship at the Dr. Heger wine estate in Ihringen. University studies in viticultural techniques in Bad Kreuznach came next, followed by time abroad in New Zealand and Australia. In 2007 he assumed the role of cellarmaster at Dönnhoff and currently runs the estate together with his father.

Available Wines

2012  Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel

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2015  Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Grosses Gewächs

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2015  Dönnhoff Hermannshöhle Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel

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2013  Dönnhoff Schlossböckelheimer Felsenberg “Felsentürmchen” Riesling Grosses Gewächs

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2011  Dönnhoff Schlossböckelheimer Felsenberg “Felsentürmchen” Riesling Grosses Gewächs

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2015  Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Eiswein

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2011  Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Eiswein

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2009  Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Eiswein

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2008  Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Eiswein

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2006  Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Beerenauslese

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2006  Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Beerenauslese

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2007  Dönnhoff Schlossböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Auslese

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2013  Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese

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2012  Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese

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2011  Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese

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2010  Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese

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2011  Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese

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2008  Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese

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2015  Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett

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2013  Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett

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2014  Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Grosses Gewächs

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2013  Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Grosses Gewächs

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2010  Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Grosses Gewächs

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2007  Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Grosses Gewächs

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2015  Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Grosses Gewächs

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2013  Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Grosses Gewächs

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2015  Dönnhoff Tonschiefer Riesling

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2014  Dönnhoff Tonschiefer Riesling

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2013  Dönnhoff Tonschiefer Riesling

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2015  Dönnhoff Estate Riesling

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2014  Dönnhoff Estate Riesling

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2012  Dönnhoff Pinot Gris “S” Trocken

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Archive

2014  Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese

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2012  Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett

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2015  Dönnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Grosses Gewächs

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2014  Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Grosses Gewächs

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2015  Dönnhoff Pinot Gris “S” Trocken

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2015  Dönnhoff Pinot Gris

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2014  Dönnhoff Pinot Gris

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