The Wines

Do you desire a regional wine with personality and identity?

Then help us unveil the “treasures from the earth” from different vintages and taste the uniqueness of the slate soils..

The best way to experience this is to visit our winery and enjoy a tasting in our wine cellar. We are also happy to send a tasting package directly to the comfort of your home.

We would be pleased to spoil you with treasures from the region.


Wines full of life, with fresh, fruity aromas to indulge on. Pure zest of life. For your light cuisine, in your summer garden or simply with friends.


When you take a path and end up somewhere you didn’t expect, you aren’t lost but you found your own way! As a Winemaker’s son I started shortly after graduation as a roofer. Today, I have developed those skills to accompany me in the wine industry as I start my very own project in the wine sector. The QUEREINSTEIGER, meaning ‘game changer’, not only stands for a new type of Mosel wine, but also a way of life/ work ethic which I can entirely identify in myself. With last year‘s first wine I was successful. Therefore the new vintage is with special emphasis on the Burgundy flavour, using large wooden barrels for maximum creamyness. My hint: Absolutely try it! Finally, with passion and enthusiasm, there is more then one right way! What do you think?

Kilian Schmitges



These are our customers‘ favorite wines at home and abroad. No wonder. The continuous high quality of these wines is simply impressive. Only a few growers succeed to combine so skillfully elegant and delicate fruit with unmistakable minerality. The grapes have grown in vineyards with some of the oldest weathered slate-rock soils. Over 400 million years old rocky slate soils form and carve these elegant Riesling wines every year. The steep South and South-West sloped vineyards have an incline of up to 70%. Partially ungrafted vines grow on the gray and red clay slate soils. Selection of the best grapes is all done by hand. In a nutshell, these benchmark data are the base for our special wines. Treat yourself with some bottles and enjoy them within the next decade. You will be amazed again and again.


Viticulture on the Mosel steep slopes! Flat is easy - we love it steep! Ambassador of best culture soil, elegant and complex, clear fruit and high finesse, typical for the region, strong in character and mineral.


The Großen Gewachse (“Grand Crue”) are fillets of the German viticulture. Our best grapes from two spectacular parcels of our vineyards. Both wines grew on grapevines as old as 70 years. They were selectively hand picked and carefully pressed after an appropriate mash time. For fermentation and maturation on the lees the wine was alternated between wooden and natural cask. Now they are the top product of one of the world‘s most famous viticulture areas. Salty, minerally loaded one of a kind wines with high extract, density and elegance. Maturation capacity on the bottle up to 20 years. Limited availability!


Selected grapes, gentle vinification. That‘s how Riesling must taste. These elegant, mineral wines are ideal for modern, aromatic cuisine. Especially Asian dishes like these wines as companions. Grown on old grapevines, embossed by slate, unbelievably dense and pure, it shows its unspoiled, mineral complexity. This vintage because of its low yield is of exceptional quality and therefore a Must for every cellar.


On our fine, weathered, light to deep slate soils we grow very elegant, wonderfully full bodied and sappy Riesling wines with fine yellow fruit flavored finish. You will not find such wines strong in character under 9% alcohol in any other world wine region, who also have an aging potential of over 10 years.


The most beautiful finale of a pleasurable evening with fine wine and food, the crown of the dessert are our sweet unique “noble rot” wines. Selectively hand picked, small berries, aromatic grapes from our steepest slate parcels with ungrafted grapevines are the base for these wines.


Our first Pinot Noir! The grapes grew in a slate steep slope vineyard. They were selectively hand picked followed by 25% pressing and open mash fermentation for 25 days. The result is a superb varietal character, precise Pinot Noir fruit. And because of its fine creamy tannin and its smooth aromatic finish the wine, albeit young, is extremely quaffable and pleasant to taste.


Crémant Brut – Methode Traditionelle for people who can afford not to drink Champagne… Painstaking viticulture. hand picking in small badges, consistently only first pressings, gentle processing in the cellar and long maturation on the lees, these make the basic foundation of our Crémants.


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