News from our estate


WINE SPECTATOR'S GRAND TOUR 2019
At the moment we are proudly taking part in the Wine Spectator's Grand Tour in the US, which we were nominated for. The tour started on April 27 (Las Vegas) and will be continuing May 2 (Chicago) and May 10 (Miami). The wine being presented is our 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner GG - the first German Silvaner ever poured at a Grand Tasting. Should you be in the US during this time a participation is possible. Tickets and latest information on >> www.grandtour.winespectator.com, >> in a recently published article and on >> facebook.

NEW WINE LIST 1-2019
>> wine list 1-2019 (incl. 19% value added tax)

WINE CRITIC JANCIS ROBINSON PRAISED OUR RIESLING GG
We feel honoured about wine critic Jancis Robinson, “the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world” (Decanter magazine), praising our 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling GG at the China Wine Summit Jancis Robinson Master Class in Shanghai in February 2019. Our Grand Cru was chosen as the course wine for the event. Jancis Robinson even signed one of the bottles. We feel very pleased!
>> see pictures: 1. signature Jancis Robinson and 2. presentation Jancis Robinson (copyright: 2019 China Wine Summit Janis Robinson Master Class - Top German Terroir of Riesling and Pinot Noir)

GOLD MEDAL: INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2019
We are happy to announce that our 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry Grand Cru was awarded a gold medal (95 points) at the International Wine Challenge 2019. The jury applauds: “Overt papaya, honeyed and ginger spice notes with a great expression of the variety, excellent minerality with light greengage and jasmine petals on finish.”

VINTAGE REPORT 2018
As everywhere in Europe, this summer was extremely hot. In years like this the discipline to reduce fruit is the key to success. That's why we cut 50 % of the fruit right after blooming. We also reduced the quantity of leaves to reduce sugar in the grapes. All these efforts were good and necessary. 2018 will bring expressive, elegant and long lasting wines with a fine structure and a good balance. Read the complete vintage report 2018 >> here.

FLYING HIGH
Our 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Grand Cru is available since September 2018 and is currently flying First Class in the Lufthansa airplanes.

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

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

AWARDS
> Canberra International Riesling Challenge 10/2018
95 points (Gold) | 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling dry GRAND CRU

> Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018
95 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Riesling dry GRAND CRU
92 points | 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry GRAND CRU
90 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Scheurebe Alte Reben dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE

> Falstaff Wine Guide 2019
95 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Riesling Eiswein
94 points | 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry GRAND CRU
93 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Silvaner dry GRAND CRU
93 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Scheurebe Beerenauslese
93 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Riesling dry GRAND CRU

> Gault & Millau Wine Guide 2019
94 points | 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter Berg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
91 points | 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry GRAND CRU
90 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Scheurebe Alte Reben dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE

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

>> 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