The winery Spiess from Bechtheim is located in the middle of a traditional wine-growing area. Today it is run by a trio consisting of Jürgen Spiess and his two sons Johannes and Christian.
Wines from Spiess - the best from Rheinhessen
The Spiess family looks back on an exceptionally long winemaking tradition that dates back to 1509. Each generation has modernized the winery piece by piece while preserving tradition. Today, it is the two sons who bring new know-how and a breath of fresh air to the winery and bring it up to date. Tradition is only one keyword for the Spiess family. It also includes the love of wine and the preservation of nature, for example, the winery is a member of Fair'n Green. The Spiess winery cultivates a total of 29 hectares, of which just under a third are planted with Riesling. In addition, also
- Pinot Blanc
- Pinot Noir
- Chardonnay and
- Pinot Gris
are planted. The aim of the winemakers is always to bring clear and pure white and red wines to the connoisseurs of this world.
Winery with a wide variety of sites
The Spiess winery is allowed to use the best sites of the region for the cultivation of its wines. The hallmarks here are deep loess soils and shallow gravel, which together provide a very fertile soil. But clay soils are also available here, for example on the single vineyard Heiligkreuz, which faces south-southwest and has a sloping hillside. Mineral wines in particular grow here. To describe the many other sites of the Spiess Winery would go beyond the scope of this article. The variety offered to the winegrowers here is too great. However, they all have in common that the grapes are reduced and selected by hand. Young wines at Spiess are fermented spontaneously and lie on the full lees until the summer of the following year. Basically, wines are produced in three classes: Estate wines, local and selection wines, and site and reserve wines. The estate wines particularly represent the typical characteristics of the parcels. Local and selection wines, on the other hand, come from special and selected sites. The regional grape varieties are the main focus of the annual wine production. The red local wines are allowed to mature for 15 months in small oak barrels.
Knowledge you can taste
Every year, no less than 210,000 bottles are produced at the Spiess Winery. Johannes Spiess uses his winemaking skills, which he learned in top German wineries. It did not take long for the Spiess wines to become among the best drops in Rheinhessen. Wine guides such as Gault & Millau or Eichelmann highlight the high level of the young winemaker. So it is worth trying one of these noble drops.
More information aboutWeingut Spiess
|Company Name:||Weingut Spiess GbR|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+49 (0) 6242 - 7633|
|Fax:||+49 (0) 6242 - 6412|
|Year of Incorporation:||1509|
|Vineyard Area:||29 Hektar|