News from our estate
++ OPENING HOURS DURING CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR ++ On 24th and 31st December we are open from 10 am to 12.30 pm. We are closed on 25th and 26th December, as well as on 1st January. From 2nd January 2020 on we are open as usual.
2 GOLD MEDALS AT INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2020
Our two Beerenauslese wines have each won a gold medal with 95 points! We feel delighted! >> 2018 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner BA and >> 2018 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling BA
WINE SPECTATOR: TOP 100 OF 2019
Among the Top 100: 2017 Iphöfer Kronsberg Riesling Alte Reben trocken // Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world. >> see full list here
FAIR'N GREEN AND SUSTAINABILITY
We are member of FAIR’N GREEN, an official certificate for sustainability. FAIR'N GREEN is the system for sustainable viticulture. It covers the areas of management, environmental protection and corporate social responsibility. The wineries are yearly audited by sustainability experts and subject to the standard of FAIR and GREEN e.V. which puts forth high requirements in all areas of sustainability. We take good care of our soil, we love our vines and are doing what we can to support biodiversity. Being a family business for many generations we know the value of a healthy environment that we want to grant for the future of our children and our customers. The stronger a plant gets, the less protection it needs. That’s why we reduce yields down to 60 % and invest in a lot of hand work during vegetation in the vineyards to model the ideal proportion of leaves and grapes. Roundup (Glyphosate) and insecticides are 100 % banned from our vineyards. Greenery in the vineyards that we cut regularly, stores nutrients and protects the soil from drying. Hand work during the year and in the harvest grants high quality, because nothing can substitute the experience of a good team. >> certificate and further information
STATE AWARD OF HONOUR 2019
State minister Judith Gerlach has honoured our wine estate with the Bavarian State Award of Honour 2019, the most renowned Bavarian wine award. We received this award for the second time after 2016. We feel very delighted, because our complete wine assortment of the last three vintages served as basis for the decision. >> picture of the conferment
NEW YORK WINE EXPERIENCE
We are proud about having being invited to take part in the New York Wine Experience - a celebration of great wine in October 2019. Attendees tasted an exciting variety of wines from the world's best vintners. Andrea Wirsching presented our 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner GG. It was the first Silvaner ever having been shown at this event. “It was a huge honor for us, for the Silvaner and for the wine region Franconia”, Andrea Wirsching proudly says. Further information on www.nywineexperience.com
NEW WINE LIST 3-2019
Please find our latest wine list here: >> wine list 3-2019 (incl. 19% value added tax)
3x GOLD AT DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2019
We are proud about three of our wines being awarded the gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019: 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Grosses Gewächs (96 points), 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Grosses Gewächs (96 points) and 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Beerenauslese (95 points). Awesome!
GEWÜRZTRAMINER: BEST WHITE WINE SWEET
At the new competition „Mundus Vini Nordic 2019“ our 2018 Iphöfer Kalb Gewürztraminer Spätlese VDP.ERSTE LAGE was awarded the “Best of Show” award (category “white wine sweet”). Moreover the Spirits Magazine awarded it with 96 points (9/2019). // >> further information about the competition "Mundus Vini Nordic"
RONN WIEGAND (MW): "SIMPLY STUNNING WINES"
The internationally renowned wine critic and publisher of the "Restaurant Wine" magazine, Ronn Wiegand, tasted several of our wines and is full of praise for the Wirsching wines:"The 2017s were wonderful (Silvaner Kalb, Scheurebe Kronsberg), and every one of the 2016 Julius-Echter-Berg wines (GG Riesling, GG Silvaner, TBA Riesling, BA Silvaner) were/are exceptional. The TBA is one of the greatest I have tasted from Franken; the Silvaner BA is the greatest Silvaner I have ever tasted. Simply stunning wines." >> read his reviews (clipping of Restaurant Wine magazine, issues #184, #185 & #186 of 2019)
> International Wine Challenge
95 points | 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner 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