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    Meike and Dörte Näkel from Meyer-Näkel

    Werner Näkel - the wine educator

    No matter which wine guide you open, whether Eichelmann, Vinum, Gault Millau or Falstaff - Meyer-Näkel is always at the forefront, not only on the Ahr, but throughout Germany.

    5 stars Falstaff | 5 stars Eichelmann | 3,5 stars Vinum | 3 red grapes Gault Millau

    Werner Näkel began his professional career in the teaching profession, a fact that his wife Claudia still likes to remind him of today, especially when he blasphemes about those teachers. What we understand today as the Meyer-Näkel winery began in 1982, when the sports and mathematics teacher Werner Näkel, the eldest of four siblings, took over the family business in Dernau.

    The 80s - not a good time for wine from the Ahr

    With the best will in the world, no glamorous episode of Ahrwein occurred during this period. Between the Eifel and the Rhenish Slate Mountains, it was not only weekend tourists who had fallen for wines that were weak in colour and tannin, and who had increasingly lowered the demands of the winegrowers on their own wines. Weiner Näkel had only scorn for these wines - "not to drink".

    The Meyer-Näkel recipe - long maceration & small barrels

    Werner Näkel literally carried out a revolution - he revolted and turned back. Back to the kind of wine his grandfather had once made. So he went there and started to mash it. He left the grapes on the mash for much longer and thus extracted much more of the power of the steep and expressive slate soils of the Ahr valley. After fermentation, the Meyer-Näkel wines were put into partly new, partly used barriques, which gave them even more complexity.

    Seven years later - the Näkel calculation works

    In 1989 the time had finally come and Werner Näkel reaped his first big success. With his 1987 Meyer-Näkel Pinot Noir he won the German Red Wine Award, which was to be followed by six more in the following decades. In addition to this prestigious award, Meyer-Näkel has also received laurels from the New York Times ("Germany's top red wine estate") and the highest rating from the magazine "Der Feinschmecker", which the winery has received time and again since 1996.

    Besides the Meyer-Näkel wines from the Ahr, Werner Näkel has already realised two projects abroad, which are more than worth seeing. Together with Neil Ellis, top winemaker from near Cape Town, he founded the Zwalu Winery, in English "new beginning". The wines, wonderful Bordeaux-style cuvées made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, are so sought after that they are usually sold out before they arrive at the Dernau Winery.

    Zwalu wine Meyer-Näkel South Africa

    But Werner Näkel considers his daughters Meike and Dörte much more important than projects around the globe. Both of them not only caught him after his heart attack, but also took over more and more the fate of the Meyer-Näkel winery. Instead of going to university, both set out to learn the winemaking and cooperage trades from scratch.

    Top sites on the Ahr - one of the keys to great wines Together, the Näkel family creates Pinot Noir wonders of the highest order. They definitely have top sites at their disposal, including such renowned ones as the Dernauer Pfarrwingert or the Bad Neuenahrer Sonnenberg and the Ahrweiler Silberberg.

    Dernau vineyards on the Ahr

    More than just Pinot Noir - the vines of the Näkels

    Pinot Noir and Early Pinot Noir are, of course, the classics in the Meyer-Näkel vineyards. Furthermore, there are of course other grape varieties around Dernau, such as

    • Riesling
    • Pinot Blanc

    In addition, two "Us de Kap" wines, a Chardonnay and a Shiraz, are produced by Neil Ellis on Zwalu Estate.

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    Weissburgunder trocken 2019 - Meyer-Näkel
    Weissburgunder trocken 2019 - Meyer-Näkel
    Meyer-Näkel dry Germany
    13.60 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€18.13 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-WW-PB-652-16
    Grauwacke Spätburgunder trocken 2018 - Meyer-Näkel
    Grauwacke Spätburgunder trocken 2018 - Meyer-Näkel
    Meyer-Näkel dry Germany
    19.01 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€25.35 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-RW-SB-322-16
    Spätburgunder trocken 2018 - Meyer-Näkel
    Spätburgunder trocken 2018 - Meyer-Näkel
    Meyer-Näkel dry Germany
    14.43 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€19.24 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-RW-PN-00049-09
    Spätburgunder Blauschiefer trocken 2018 - Meyer-Näkel
    Spätburgunder Blauschiefer trocken 2018 - Meyer-Näkel
    Meyer-Näkel dry Germany
    25.83 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€34.44 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-RW-PN-00051-10
    Frühburgunder trocken 2018 - Meyer-Näkel
    Frühburgunder trocken 2018 - Meyer-Näkel
    Meyer-Näkel dry Germany
    22.23 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€29.64 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-RW-FB-00001-11
    Illusion Eins trocken 2019 - Meyer-Näkel
    Illusion Eins trocken 2019 - Meyer-Näkel
    Meyer-Näkel dry Germany
    15.40 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€20.53 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-WW-PN-00026-12
    Spätburgunder Rosé trocken 2019 - Meyer-Näkel
    Spätburgunder Rosé trocken 2019 - Meyer-Näkel
    Meyer-Näkel dry Germany
    12.09 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€16.12 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-RO-00007-12
    Us de la meng trocken 2018 - Meyer-Näkel
    Us de la meng trocken 2018 - Meyer-Näkel
    Meyer-Näkel dry Germany
    13.64 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€18.19 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-RW-BL-00021-12
    Hand in Hand Spätburgunder 2018 - Meyer-Näkel & Klumpp
    Hand in Hand Spätburgunder 2018 - Meyer-Näkel & Klumpp
    Meyer-Näkel dry Germany
    12.18 €* €13.60 *
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€16.24 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-RW-PN-009-12
    Hand in Hand Spätburgunder Rosé Sekt brut 2018 - Meyer-Näkel & Klumpp
    Hand in Hand Spätburgunder Rosé Sekt brut 2018 - Meyer-Näkel & Klumpp
    Meyer-Näkel Brut Germany
    15.50 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€20.67 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-SW-PN-001
    Spätburgunder S trocken 2018 - Meyer-Näkel
    Spätburgunder S trocken 2018 - Meyer-Näkel
    Meyer-Näkel dry Germany
    35.58 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€47.44 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-RW-SB-325-16
    Neuenahrer Sonnenberg Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs 2017 - Meyer-Näkel
    Neuenahrer Sonnenberg Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs 2017 - Meyer-Näkel
    Meyer-Näkel dry Germany
    55.52 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€74.03 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-RW-SB-625-15
    Dernau Pfarrwingert Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs 2017 - Meyer-Näkel
    Dernau Pfarrwingert Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs 2017 - Meyer-Näkel
    Meyer-Näkel dry Germany
    67.16 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€89.55 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-RW-SB.322-15
    Walporzheim Kräuterberg Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs 2017 - Meyer-Näkel
    Walporzheim Kräuterberg Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs 2017 - Meyer-Näkel
    Meyer-Näkel dry Germany
    92.51 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€123.35 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-RW-PN-622-15
    Hand in Hand Grauburgunder 2019 - Meyer-Näkel & Klumpp
    Hand in Hand Grauburgunder 2019 - Meyer-Näkel & Klumpp
    Meyer-Näkel dry Germany
    9.65 €* €11.30 *
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€12.87 * / 1 liter(s))
    70011-DE-WW-PG-972-11

    More information about Meyer-Näkel

    Address
    Company Name:Weinhaus Werner Näkel GmbH
    Street:Friedensstraße 15
    City:53507 Dernau
    Country:Deutschland
    Region:Ahr
    Continent:Europa
    Contact & Web
    Website:https://www.meyer-naekel.de/
    E-Mail:weingut@meyer-naekel.de
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MeyerNaekel
    Telephone:+49 2643 1628
    Fax:+49 2643 3363
    Company
    Year of Incorporation:1950
    Company Group:Weingut Meyer-Näkel
    Company Owner:Familie Näkel
    Managing Director:Werner Näkel
    Wine
    Oenologist:Werner Näkel
    Cellarmaster:Werner Näkel, Meike & Dörte Näkel
    Vineyard Area:18 ha
    Cultivated Area:Ahr
    Cultivated Vineyards:Walporzheimer Kräuterberg, Dernauer Pfarrwingert, Bad Neuenahrer Sonnenberg
    Annual Wine Production in hl:weniger als 50 hl/ha
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