RELEASE 2016 BERG SCHLOSSBERG – ARTIST LABEL BY MICHAEL APITZ
We are very delighted to announce that the Rheingau artist Michael Apitz signs responsible for the label of our 2016 Berg Schlossberg.
Apitz was born in Eltville in 1965 and studied design in Wiesbaden.
Michael Apitz artistic oeuvre shows, in his paintings as well as in the multitude of comics he created, a deep connection to the Rheingau: with the wine comic books „KARL, der Spätlesereiter“ (since 1988) he graphically developed a “German Asterix” that communicates the Rheingau wine history very entertainingly and helped his authors to supraregional popularity. Also the paintings that Apitz created parallel to his work as comic illustrator and caricaturist deal with the landscape of the Rheingau and the Middle Rhine Valley that reaches from Rüdesheim to Koblenz. Michael Apitz consecrates to the motivic focus of vineyards and the river Rhine and explores these elements by themselves and in combination in various correlations of color.
For the label of our 2015 Berg Schlossberg Apitz created the painting “BERG SCHLOSS- BERG”: throning in the middle of the vines the castle ruin Ehrenfels that dominates the Schlossberg site is being shown from a rather uncommon, north western perspective. The slopes around drop down steeply, in the background the Nahe estuary opens up and deep below the Rhine river glows – in a harsh glistering turquoise.
Ratings: Gault Millau Wein Guide Deutschland 2018: 95 points; Eichelmann 2018 – Deutschlands Weine: 93 points; Falstaff WeinGuide 2018: 94 points
OUR FIRST VINTAGE OF PROJECT “WURZELWERK” AVAILABLE
Since 2016 we are part of the grape exchange project “Wurzelwerk”: during harvest the estates Jurtschitsch, Kamptal in Lower Austria, Gunderloch, Rheinhessen, and Georg Breuer provide one another with grapes from one of their top sites and start exploring the terroir: how does a vineyard express itself in a foreign cellar? What gives the tone?
The first vintage of the project “Wurzelwerk” that was developed in team with Georg Breuer is now available and can be purchased in our vinotheque as well as over the homepage of Wurzelwerk.
Further information on the project “Wurzelwerk” can be found on www.wurzelwerk.org .
EVENTS ON THE ESTATE
JANUARY 201924.01.-10.02. – “Kellerwirtschaft” with Claudia & Co.
APRIL 201914.04. – “SpringBeat” with Sektkellerei Ohlig, the “Café am Dom” and “Weinstrand zum Goethe”
GEORG BREUER ON TOUR
JANUARY 201926.01. – Tasting at ConceptRiesling on the Carlsplatz in Düsseldorf www.conceptriesling.com
FEBRUARY 201914.02. – „Weinladen“ is celebrating its birthday, Weinladen Hamburg, St. Pauli
21.02. – Welcome-Party Rheingau Gourmet Festival, Kloster Eberbach
23.02. – Dinner Rheingau Gourmet Festival, Kronenschlösschen Hattenheim: LADIES, World Champions Kitchen & Wine
MARCH 20198.03. – Dinner Rheingau Gourmet Festival, Kronenschlösschen Hattenheim: “The best German Sparkling Wines” – Red wine from PAUILLAC & MARGAUX: Toni Neumann* from Lake Constance
9.03. – House Fair Edeka Ueltzerhöfer, Heilbronn
11.03. – Vinum-House Fair on Rügen, Binz
17.-19.03. – ProWein, Düsseldorf
22.03. – Wine Evening RheinWeinWelt, Rüdesheim
Seafood & Georg Breuer
23.03. – Eifelgourmet Festival on Burg Flamersheim
APRIL 20196.-7.04. – Summa – House Fair Südtirol, Estate Alois Lageder
30.04. – Zeilensprung Wine-Event at Weingut Altenkirch, Lorch
JUNI 201923.03. – Zeilensprung Bootsparty