“Many people might still associate Germany with sweet Riesling and sweet Riesling only, but that’s officially an antiquated way of thinking. Yes, high-quality bottlings of off-dry and sweet wines are still very much around. But over the last decade, Germany’s newer, dryer offerings—especially amongst the country’s high-end Rieslings—have sparked a dry wine revolution.”

>> read full article in the WINE ENTHUSIAST

The ‘Mundus Vini Nordic’ awards the most outstanding German wines in 11 categories for the Scandinavian countries. The 2020 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner GG was awarded the Gold medal and the “Best Silvaner” trophy.

The German Wine ambassador Luise Böhme presented the certificate to Andrea Wirsching (see picture). What a great honour!

Great success at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2023:

Platinum medal:
97 / 100 p: 2021 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
97 / 100 p: 2021 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Rieslaner Trockenbeerenauslese

Gold medal:
96 / 100 p: 2020 Iphöfer Kammer Riesling GG
96 / 100 p: 2021 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Rieslaner Beerenauslese
95 / 100 p: 2020 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling GG

Great results at the International Wine Challenge 2023:
Our oenologist Dr. Klaus-Peter Heigel has been shortlisted (among the top 3 candidates) for:
Sweet Winemaker of the Year 2023
White Winemaker of the Year 2023

German Sweet Wine Trophy:
2021 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese

German White Wine Trophy:
2021 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling trocken VDP.ERSTE LAGE

The German gourmet magazine “Selection” has awarded us “Silvaner Estate of the Year 2023” (3/2023)! We are very pleased about this award, because the Silvaner is particularly close to our hearts.

Nearly 100 of the 202 winegrowers of the VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter / Association of Prädikatswein Estates) will bring unique and outstanding wines to Rotterdam on 15 May 2023! We will also take part.

In an exclusive tasting of different collections you can discover the fine, complex and characteristic wines that resemble various terroirs as much as the signature of the quality-oriented VDP winegrowers. We are looking forward to your visit!

Do not miss the opportunity to get in touch personally with us and our VDP colleagues, to taste the collections at all levels of the VPD classification as well as impressive sparkling wines and to get a first impression of the development of the new vintage 2022.

>> registration exclusively online (link to registration).

Paula and Valerie of trinkmag.com visited Andrea Wirsching and were delighted with our Silvaner wines: “Even a short conversation with Wirsching is a masterclass in Silvaner appreciation. Over the last decade, renewed dedication among growers throughout her home region of Franken has effected a serious revival for the variety.”

>> read complete article here
>> read more about Franconia here: Franken – Germany’s most underrated region

Andrea Wirsching is invited to present the 2019 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner GG at the Wine Experience in New York. This puts our wine next to the 230 most famous wines in the world, it’s just not quite as as expensive.

Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience 2022 (Oct. 20-22) is a celebration of great wine. Over the course of three days, attendees taste an exciting variety of wines with the world’s best vintners, including top scoring bottling and rare older vintages. 

The Wine Spectator team shares don’t-miss wines, such as our GG: “Speaking of rare birds, the white variety Sylvaner is one that even those of us who taste wine for a living don’t frequently encounter. Most come from Germany, a country that doesn’t get the love and attention it deserves from American wine drinkers, IMHO. This year, Hans Wirsching, a fantastic producer from the Franken region, will be pouring the estate’s 90-point 2019 Silvaner Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg GG (the “GG” means a wine is dry and from a grand cru vineyard), which has a fascinating combination of concentration and austere minerality.” (Kristen Bieler)

>> more information and tickets

These are our latest results at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2022:
97 p. / Platinium Medal: 2018 Iphöfer Kalb Gewürztraminer Trockenbeerenauslese:
“Aromatic, and true to the varietal character, with rose water, Turkish delight, fresh grapes, and lychee with hints of Oriental spices. The palate shows opulent sweetness, yet is balanced by a noble acidity. A peacock’s tail in the glass brings vibrancy, depth, colour, and constant evolution to the reverberating finish.”
96 p. / Gold Medal: 2020 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Rieslaner Trockenbeerenauslese
96 p. / Gold Medal: 2018 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Beerenauslese

The German gourmet magazine “selection” has awarded us again after 2021: Andrea Wirsching is “Winemaker of the Year 2022” and the estate is “Silvaner Estate of the Year 2022”. We are delighted! “‘Winemaker of the Year’ is a special award! I now jokingly address all my employees in production as “Winemaker of the Year”, because we owe this success exclusively to the good evaluation of the wines”, says Andrea Wirsching.