The Rheingau is one long hillside topped by the thick forests of the Taunus Hills to the north and bordered to the south by the Rhine. The southern exposure, condensation from the river, the high clay content in the soil and the Mediterranean-type climate combine to produce densely rich flavours and heavy, masculine wines. This is where the famous cloisters and estates cultivated and refined noble Riesling. Georg Breuer is our Rheingau label.
Georg Breuer was founded in 1880 by Peter Breuer, partner of the venerable German wine shipping firm Scholl & Hillebrand. It then passed to Peter's son Georg and then grandsons Bernhard and Heinrich upon Georg's death in 1978. The shipping firm was sold and during the 1980s and 1990s Bernhard and Heinrich carefully expanded the vineyard estate from 20 acres to its present 60 acres in the steepest, most well-drained vineyards of the Rheingau communes of Rüdesheim and Rauenthal. Bernhard Breuer was highly regarded internationally and worked tirelessly in defence of German viticultural integrity, earning credit for restoring Riesling's respectability in world markets and writing authoritative books on Germany's wine regions. Nowadays it's Bernhard's daughter Theresa who, alongside Hermann Schmoranz, honours her father's memory by faithfully living up to his ideals. Production follows a strict terroir-based hierarchy for the production of elegant, naturally dry wines made from healthy Riesling grapes, right up to Breuer's flagship crus: Rüdesheim Berg Schlossberg and the 12.5-acre monopole, Rauenthal Nonnenberg.