Welcome to the Riesling-Canyon!

Flat is easy...
We love it steep

Steep slope means: pure nature, spectacular scenery, always a bit of adventure, perfect sunlight and especially because:
Riesling, is in a league of its own!

We have decided with full conviction and with all passion for wine growing in this unique cultured landscape, because the very special combination of different slate soils and different slopes is exactly what makes Mosel wines so unique.

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Since MDCCXLIV

We are able to look back on a long history – first mentioned in 1744. Even without a Chateau or noble blood, we can be recognized by our quality, inventiveness, innovations, honest work, fast service and fair prices. Because of this we have conquered the hearts of a colorful crowd of wine lovers from around the world in recent years.

The Winemakers

Quality Fanatics
from the Riesling-Canyon


By consciously low yields and using ungrafted vines, we can always guarantee a high quality. The careful vinification, gentle grape processing, cool, slow, partly spontaneous fermentation and ripening result in individual Riesling wines, which reflect the uniqueness of the vintage and the vineyard.

The Vineyards



Erdener Treppchen

One of the most legendary vineyards of the Middle Mosel. The south west vineyard up to 65% slope grows on a heavily weathered gray slate.

The Facts:

  • 35 ha, located south- southwest, 10-65% inclination, 90-220 m N.N.
  • Largely grafted vines but also a small section of ungrafted vines.
  • gray slate
  • Rich in finesse, complex wines, with good minerality and great elegance.
  • The specialty wines for this location are dry and fruity Spätlese and Auslese or Große Gewächse

Erdener Prälat

The absolute top vineyard of the Mosel. The ungrafted vines between 50-100 years old grow on red slate, perfectly south-facing with a slope of 70%.

The Facts:

  • 1,5 ha (14 owners) facing south, 50-70% inclination, 90-150 m N.N.
  • ungrafted vines between 50-100 years old
  • gray and red slate
  • Extremely long maturation on the vine, mostly until November, complex, dense wines with a lot of minerality
  • Limited quantities of Große Gewächse, Auslese and Beerenauslesen.

The Guest House

The Guest House

A room with a view...

... On the terrior and an insight on winemaking. There is no better way to learn how the wine is produced, than directly at the the source, at the winery. We offer comfortable guest rooms where you can look directly over our shoulders at our work. Follow us in the spectacular steep slopes, and have fun rock climbing your way from the "Erdener Treppchen" over the "Erdener Prälat" that leads you to "Ürziger Würzgarten" . After this journey the wine will not taste the same as it did before ...

Room request by E-Mail to: info@schmitges-weine.de

The Wine bar

The Wine bar

The Wine bar

The Wine bar

Life experience in
wine culture ...

... Where you can see and taste the slate and where the tasting works up your appetite for more. Here you can enjoy just like you are at home. We are happy to organize an individual wine tasting for you.

Opening hours

April – October

Friday: 2 pm– 6 pm
Saturday: 2 pm – 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 1 pm

Outside of these hours, please contact us to schedule an available appointment.

You want to taste wines comfortably at home? We can deliver our wines directly to your door.

Our Dealers

Dealers

Our wines are available in the food and wine trade. A list of distributors can be found here in order of the postal code:
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