The famous US wine critic James Suckling tasted our 2019 Grand Crus:
92/100 points: 2019 Iphöfer Kammer Silvaner GG
“I really like the intense lemon-curd and caramelized-pear character of this dry silvaner.”
93/100 points: 2019 Iphöfer Kammer Riesling GG
“The ripe-pineapple aroma pulls you into this generous and juicy dry riesling that’s got ample substance and lovely freshness. Long and powerful finish with some earthy complexitiy.”
94/100 points: 2019 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner GG
“A powerful and expressive Franken silvaner with fragrant pineapple and sweet tropical-flower aromas, plus tons of mineral freshness on the medium-to full-bodied palate. Long, ripe finish that’s beautifully balanced and already has a Burgundian feel to it. Very good aging potential.”
95/100 points: 2019 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling GG
“A stunning dry Riesling from a region rarely associated with this grape. Intensely herbal nose with so much bergamot and mirabelle fruit that drags you onto the concentrated and tense palate where there’s so much energy. Very long finish with so much mineral and herbal freshness.”
We are pleased! Andrea Wirsching has been named “Winemaker of the Year” by the German gourmet magazine “selection” (August 2021 issue). “I love making great wines with our wonderful team and then telling these stories to people,” says Andrea Wirsching. We were also pleased to receive the title of “Silvaner Wine Estate of the Year.”
We are pleased about one more international award for our sweet wines: At the renowned Decanter World Wine Awards 2021, our Trockenbeerenauslese wines of Riesling and Rieslaner (vintage 2019 and 2018, respectively) each received the platinum medal. This means even two Wirsching wines rank among the top ten German wines in this tasting. After receiving the award “Sweet Wine Maker of the Year 2020” (IWC) and the 1st place at the International Scheurebe Award, our sweet wines show once more that they belong to the best sweet wines in the world.
Master-Sommelier Chuck Furuya from Hawaii recently tasted a selection of our wines and he was “thrilled”: “Hans Wirsching & their wines should be very pertinent in today’s wine world. (…) This estate is world famous for producing the finest renditions of Silvaner in the world & does so in many different styles—from medium to full to full bodied, which has something quite profound to share to a very tasty, mineral driven “country” styled white wines, that has such pliability with a myriad of foods. (…) For me, the jewel of their line-up of wines, really is their Scheurebe bottlings. It really is Hans Wirsching in my humble opinion who is the shining star champion who shows the vast potential this grossly poo-poo-ed grape variety can offer.”
At our estate wine tastings in small groups are possible from June 1. We have prepared a tasting zone for you in our courtyard and look forward to your visit (current Corona regulations apply).
Monday – Friday: 8.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Saturday: 9.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Sunday: 10.00 AM – 12.30 PM
If you already know exactly when you want to visit us, feel free to register by calling 0049 9323 87330.
The 2018 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Auslese was awarded a Gold medal at the 2021 WINE100 challenge China. The 2018 Riesling dry VDP.GUTSWEIN was awarded the Silver medal. The Wine100 challenge is the most professional German wine competition in China. Moreover, both wines were selected for the DWI Top50 in China.
The editors at Wine Enthusiast have recently reviewed our wines and we are please to share these great ratings with you:
96 p. 2016 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling GG
95 p. 2017 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner GG
94 p. 2018 Iphöfer Kalb Silvaner VDP.ERSTE LAGE
92 p. 2018 Iphöfer Scheurebe VDP.ORTSWEIN
92 p. 2018 Iphöfer Silvaner VDP.ORTSWEIN
Despite the lockdown, you can still buy wine in our courtyard in the usual way. The winery will only be closed on public holidays. It is best to contact us by phone first so that our staff can prepare everything for you.
Here are the opening hours in detail:
Monday – Friday: 8.00 – 18.00 hrs.
Saturday: 9.00 – 18.00 hrs
Sunday: 10.00 – 12.30 hrs
Public holidays: 6 January open: 10.00 – 12.30 hrs
Closed: 24.12., 25.12., 26.12., 31.12., 1.1.
We are delighted about the successes at the International Wine Challenge 2020: Our oenologist Dr Klaus-Peter Heigel was awarded first place as “Sweet Winemaker of the Year” and second place in the “White Winemaker(s) of the Year”.
We are also pleased about the awards “German Sweet Trophy” for the 2018 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Beerenauslese (95 points) and “Franken Riesling Trophy” for our 2019 Iphöfer Kronsberg Riesling Alte Reben trocken VDP.ERSTE LAGE (95 points).
We will also be offering our popular online wine tastings in January and February 2021. Different formats and dates are bookable at www.wirsching-shop.de/online-weinprobe/. Make a date with friends or family, cook yourself something nice and chat with Andrea Wirsching about the history of the family, about soil and climate, what the estate, local and site wines are all about and much more. And after the wine tasting, you won’t even need to drive home…