News from our estate


++ 1ST SEPTEMBER 2018: SALES LAUNCH OF 2016 GRANDS CRUS++
The Grand Crus are the absolut premium wines in our estate. They achieve the most intensive care in the vineyard and in the cellar and have a enormous potential to ripen. At the Wirsching wine estate, we sell them two years after the harvest at the earliest. And even after that, it is worth giving them time... We take orders via phone +49 (0)9323-87330 and via email info@wirsching.de

NEW WINE LIST 2-2018
The new wine list is now available: >> wine list 2-2018 (incl. 19% value added tax).

AWARD: "GERMAN WINE SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR 2018"
Our distributor in the UK, Iris Ellmann and her team of "The WineBarn", is the Winner of the Decanter Awards "German Wine Specialist of the Year 2018". A short while ago, they have been awarded "Best German Wine Merchant in the UK" by the International Wine Challenge for the third year running. The team of the Wirsching estate congratulates the WineBarn on these huge successes and celebrates with them!

WALL STREET JOURNAL: HOW GERMAN WINEMAKERS ARE QUIETLY CONQUERING THE WORLD
Recently, the Wall Street Journal published an article (07/18) about German Winemakers and how they prime the export market with "stellar expressions of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and other international favorites". The author, Lettie Teague, spoke in high terms of our 2017 Iphöfer Kalb Silvaner VDP.ERSTE LAGE as a "first-rate example of the grape". >> read full article

WINE LIST 1-2018
Please find the price list 1-2018 >> here // >> vintage report 2017

REVIEW JANCISROBINSON.COM
The British wine critic Tamyln Currin published a wonderful article about our Silvaner VDP.GUTSWEIN on www.jancisrobinson.com - absolutely worth reading!"It smells of cool early mornings and elderflower cordial, and then, if you give it a chance to open in the glass, a little bit of nuttiness – that cobnut/green almond flavour that goes so beautifully with a bowl of salted pistachios or a plate piled high with steamed asparagus. (...) It's also light enough to enjoy a glass by itself – a summer staple for soaking up evening sunlight after work." >> read full article

"SILVANER WINE ESTATE OF THE YEAR" AND "FEMALE WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR"
The German food magazine "selection" (3/2018) has honoured our wine estate with the "Silvaner Wine Estate of the Year" award and Andrea Wirsching with the award "Female Winemaker of the Year". These awards reward the efforts of our whole team. We are very happy about it! >> see the picture and the >> press release

TWIN-WINERIES: PARTNER ESTATE KISHOR
In 2016 we decided to join the „TWIN-WINERY“ initiative. Since then, we have been sharing lots of experiences with our twin winery „Kishor“ from Israel. There, vineyards grow in western Galilee up to an altitude of 500-600 meters . These unique growing conditions do not only provide the wines with a Mediterranean power and intensive taste but also with a wonderful elegance and complex aromas! >> www.kishor-winery.com // >> watch the video

KOSHER SILVANER
In spring 2017 the Wirsching wine estate produced the first kosher Silvaner coming from Franconia. The production occured under the full supervision of Rabbi Mendel Edelman from Luxembourg and was certified by the worldwide recognized Kosher Organization OK, in cooperation with Dr. Klaus-Peter Heigel, Wirsching's oenologist. >> further information // >> purchase via email info@wirsching.de

WIRGIN
Our new high-proof product - Gin from Iphofen, juniper, lavender, orange blossoms, pepper, ginger, honey... >> WIRGIN

AWARDS
> selection 3/2018
Silvaner Wine Estate of the Year
Andrea Wirsching: "Female Wine Maker of the Year"

> Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017
96 points: 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry GRAND CRU
95 points: 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling dry GRAND CRU

> Gault Millau 2018
90 points: 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling dry GRAND CRU
90 points: 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Scheurebe Alte Reben dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE

> Falstaff 2018
94 points: 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry GRAND CRU
91 points: 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Scheurebe Alte Reben dry GRAND CRU

> Eichelmann 2018
91 points: 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling dry GRAND CRU
90 points: 2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg Riesling dry GRAND CRU

>> Please find further reviews here: press


Dear wine enthusiasts,
Dry Silvaner, Scheurebe and Riesling wines have been our family's specialty for generations! The original winery of our estate is located in the village of Iphofen, Franconia's 'historic treasure box'. It is the Gypsum Keuper soil that characterizes the terroir of our Premier Vineyard Sites, of which the Julius-Echter-Berg is the most famous. There, we carefully cultivate our vines, harvest our perfect, fully ripen grapes and then lovingly guide our young wines to emerge as distinctively unique wines that will enrich your life.
Yours, The Wirsching Family