Winzer von Erbach’s wine growers’ organization was founded in 1897. Their cellar was built in 1903 in the “Art Nouveau” style. Today they have 32 vintners who deliver grapes from the Erbach and Rauenthal vineyards to their cellar, and they are the most highly rated wine cooperation in the Rheingau region, known for their high quality Riesling wines with a strong price-value relationship.
Together with the Mosel region, Rheingau is famous for growing top quality Riesling grape. Rheingau is a smaller region, with 3,200 hectares (7,904 acres) in a 45 kilometer stretch from Wiesbaden to Lorchhausen. It is an unequivocally cool area, yielding more elegant & refreshing wines, rather than robust & intense
More than 30% of the Winzer von Erbach’s vineyards are located in the top spots of the Rheingau called "erstes Gewächs" (first growth). 50 hectares are cultivated in the following locations in Erbach and Kiedrich: Erbacher Michelmark (12 hectares), Erbacher Steinmorgen (8 hectares), Erbacher Honigberg (20 hectares) and Kiedricher Sandgrub (10 hectares). Average production is around 27,000 cases per year.
Bottling is done in spring and early summer to preserve the fresh and fruity Riesling character. Because of its pronounced fruity acidity, you can store Rheingau Riesling longer than other white wines, especially when they are sweet (8-25 years and more).