The winemaker Konrad Hähn’s family can trace their winemaking roots in the Mosel valley as far back as the year 1648. Here you can read about the more recent history of the Von Schleinitz Estate.
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VS was acknowledged as one of the top wineries in the Mosel appellation by the magazine Der Feinschmecker and also received an international Gold prize for its Uhlen Dry Riesling from MUNDUS VINI.
German industrial and wine lover invests in the Von Schleinitz Estate
In 2012 Bruno Reufels invested into the Von Schleinitz Estate to help increase its production and expand the grape varieties. The winery was able to purchase high quality machinery and enlarge the wine cellar. This was especially necessary for the red wine production, but also allowed new varieties like Pinot Gris and Regent to be introduced in 2014.
Value Winery of the Year
The Winespectator awarded Von Schleinitz the title Value Winery of the year. Confirming consistently high quality, the BTI in Chicago awarded the Weissenberg (Kabinett) with: “Best German Riesling $20 and under” for the vintages 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 (wine was not made in 2010).
Largest Vintage to this day
Over 73.000 liter of grape juice were harvested which makes it the largest vintage of the Von Schleinitz Estate to this day.
The Third National Award
The winery received its third national award and proves that the Von Schleinitz Estate is certainly regarded as a leading winery in the area. For many years the winery has been recommended by Feinschmecker and is listed in the Eichelman.
The Second National Award
The quality focus of the winery was confirmed by a second national award.
Konrad Hähn Takes Over The Winery
Before working in the winery, Konrad Hähn had gone through internships in estates in Germany and France and received his Master in oenology in 1981. He assumed ownership of VS in 1991, when Karlheinz retired. Karlheinz still worked with Konrad at the winery until two month before his death in 2012.
The first Pinot Noir
The first Pinot Noir grape vines of the Von Schleinitz Estate were planted this year. The vines will need about 3 years to grow before they produce enough volume and quality to produce the first Pinot Noir wine.
The First National Award
The winery received more and more attention for its quality and achieved a national award in 1979. At that time Konrad Hähn, the son of Karlheinz, was already involved with the winemaking and is continuing the devotion to quality started by his father.
Expanding the Winery
Karlheinz Hähn, Konrad Hähn's father and grandson of Peter Hähn, the founder, expanded the winery by buying the Freiherr von Schleinitz estate and merged the two keeping the von Schleinitz name.
Being an excellent negociant, he was able to increase the business trades and developed his vineyards at the same time. Focusing on his own production and quality the negociant part of the business was reduced and eventually eliminated as the estate grew and became recognized for quality.
Settling in Kobern
Peter Hähn moved to Kobern and started a small winery at the current location.
Early Winemaking Roots
The Hähn family, who owns the Von Schleinitz Estate, can trace their winemaking roots in the Mosel valley as far back as the year 1648.