Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken
Location: Mosel, Germany
There are certainly easier working conditions for a wine grower, but surely not for the production of Riesling wines. Slate, steep slopes, and endless sunshine justifiably lend the Saarburger Rausch vineyard its status, not only as a VDF classified site but as one of the finest Riesling producers the world has to offer.
Here in Saarburg (a picturesque town on the Saar in Mosel, Germany) is where generations have developed their expertise in Zilliken Rieslings. The winery is currently headed by Hanno, Ruth and Dorothee Zilliken and covers 11 hectares growing only one variety: Riesling. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Rather than following international trends and styles, the winery believes in focusing on timeless winemaking traditions, beginning with their bottle labels, the same as those their grandfather placed on his bottles. Their high professional knowledge in combination with joy and commitment guarantees a range of fruity and noble wines of exceptional quality.
The quality of their grapes is crucial to who they are and what they do and as a result, all of their wines are 100% estate grown and bottled. It’s no surprise that Zilliken Rieslings are beloved by aficionados from all over the world.