Deep within a valley of gently rolling hills, bordered by the Nahe River and the Rhine rivers, lies the region of Rheinhessen. Germany's largest wine growing region by area is a land of varying climates and geography. Many different types of grapes, both red and white, are planted, producing medium-bodied wine that is delicately fragrant. Some of the finest white wines in Germany are produced among the Rheinterrassen - the vineyards on gentle slopes directly facing the Rhine near the town of Nierstein. Celebrated Riesling author Stuart Pigott calls this "the dream factory of dry German white wine”. It’s obvious why when you taste the wines of Wittmann and Gunderloch.


49.8725 N


7.8229 E


Georg Rieser

Head Winemaker


Some might say we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to delicious Riesling, and all other things Germany, at CellarHand but every now and then some things are just too good to say no to. Such was the case when Leo Messe, export manager at Weingut Wittmann & Ansgar Clüsserath, excitedly pulled out some masked wines from Weingut Wittmann’s cellarmaster, Georg Rieser, under his exciting new Immel label.


Johannes Hasselbach



Johannes Hasselbach has well and truly hit his stride after taking the winemaking reins from his late father Fritz a few years back. Warm, charming, modest and brilliant Fritz Hasselbach, who passed away from illness in October 2016, was the man who lifted the estate into the Rheinhessen's top flight. Johannes and the team are taking it even further, turning out stunning wines from top-rated vineyards of the Roter Hang, a steep hill of red slate overlooking the Rhine. The dry Rieslings are intensely concentrated and expressive of the red volcanic soil. The fruity wines are even more so, with their touch of sweetness that acts as a conduit for flavour and aroma. Nackenheimer Rothenberg is one of the great vineyards of Germany. Gunderloch was the first winery in Germany to put its entire range under screwcap and holds the ‘claim to fame’ of scoring a hat-trick of 100-point reviews in Wine Spectator. Named in honour of the late, great man himself, Fritz's Riesling adds a dimension to the line-up and may be the best-value wine in our entire portfolio.


Philipp Wittmann