The Princes of Hesse dynasty is one of the oldest aristocratic families in Europe dating back 800 years with ties to most of Europe’s Royal families. The family’s vision is to help re-establish German/Rheingau Riesling as one of the world’s noble grapes and wines, and to that end the estate focuses on Riesling only.
The Prinz von Hessen wine estate is situated on the eastern edge of Johannisberg, in the Rheingau. The viticulture in the Rheingau – unlike any other region of the world – is associated with Riesling and nearly 80% of the Rheingau’s cultivated vineyards (7630 acres) are planted with Riesling. The Rheingau is home to 7.3% of the world’s Riesling vineyards. Situated in a unique cultural landscape, the region epitomizes the standard for the importance of viticulture in Germany. The Rheingau and PRINZ von HESSEN as well supply vital impulses for the further development of the quality and renown of German wines. With the harvest of 1999, wines from classified sites in Germany garnered the top-level designation “Erstes Gewachs” (First Growth) for the first time. This classification also originated in the Rheingau – as do many qualitative innovations.
Wines from the estate PRINZ von HESSEN are unmistakable in taste, aroma, terroir and appearance. Their classification within the quality pyramid as premium wines, vineyard designated wines, or estate wines ensure their consistently reliable quality and distinction in taste. The careful cultivation of the wines promotes their unmistakable character. The production methods are thus oriented to preserve the vine’s specific aroma and mineral content according to the latest research. Year after year, the perceptible result is pure enjoyment in taste and aroma.