News from our estate


NEW WINE LIST 2-2020
Please find our latest wine list here: >> wine list 2-2020 (incl. 19% value added tax)

NETHERLANDS: PERSWIJN WIJNCONCOURS DUITSLAND 2020
WINNER: 2018 Iphöfer Riesling dry VDP.ORTSWEIN | Category "Riesling dry below15 €"
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UK:"BEST GERMAN SPECIALIST' DECANTER RETAILER AWARDS 2020
Our importer in the UK, The WineBarn, has won the 'Best Specialist Retailer for Germany' award at the Decanter Retailer Awards 2020. Decanter is Europe’s leading wine magazine. The Decanter Retailer Awards aim to offer “wine drinkers in the UK an indispensable guide to the best wine shops, online retail, wine support services and wine lists on the high street”. >> more information

WINE ADVOCATE
92 points: 2018 Iphöfer Kronsberg Scheurebe Alte Reben dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE
92 points: 2018 Iphöfer Kalb Silvaner dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE
91 points: 2018 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE
90 points: 2018 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE
(06/20)

WINE SPECTATOR
We are happy about the ratings of the Wine Spectator (06/20):
90 points - 2018 Scheurebe dry VDP.GUTSWEIN (“Shows weight, emphasizing minerality and structure in addition to the variety’s highly aromatic profile. Notes of pineapple, jasmine and white pepper are inviting and persistent, making you reach for another sip.”) and
88 points - 2018 Silvaner dry VDP.GUTSWEIN (“This is drinking nicely with a smooth texture and ample spice and mineral notes. The acidity provides great balance, lending just enough vivaciousness.”).

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

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

AWARDS
> International Wine Challenge
95 points | 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry GRAND CRU

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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