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 .
RELEASE 2015 BERG SCHLOSSBERG – ARTIST LABEL BY MIKHAIL SMIRNOV
We are very delighted to announce that the artist Mikhail Smirnov signs responsible for the label of our 2015 Berg Schlossberg.
Smirnov was born in St. Petersburg in 1951 and educated at the city’s academy of arts. His work can be found in various private collections all over Europe.
Mikhail Smirnov uses the techniques of oil painting, aquarelle and mixed graphics. In his paintings – that can be assigned predominantly to the species of genre and portrait painting – he deals with mythological and philosophical subjects and deliberates on psychological and convictional matters of mankind.
For our 2015 Berg Schlossberg Smirnov created the painting “Flights in sleep” that reflects the force fields of gravitation and imagination: using the vineyards of Rüdesheim as lyrical backdrop the painting shows a sleeping figure that floats between heaven and earth, bedded in day-to-day ponderous earthiness and elevated by somnambulistic ease. Appearing mystic and excessive the scenario links law of nature and prolific soil, immense strength of imagination and drowsy creative urges … and the human being, interwoven into it all.
Ratings: Gault Millau Wein Guide Deutschland 2017: 95 points (first in the category „Riesling below 12 percent“); Eichelmann 2017 – Deutschlands Weine: 93 points; Falstaff WeinGuide 2017: 95 points; Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung: „Favorite of the Year“ in the category White Wine
JAMESSUCKLING.COM: THE TOP 25 DRY GERMAN RIESLINGS OF 2016
“… One of the producers who would have been on that list of great wines a generation ago is on this list today. I rated the 1990 Berg Schlossberg Riesling from the Georg Breuer estate in Rüdesheim/Rheingau 90-91 points when I first tasted it from cask back in the late spring of 1991. It was made by Bernhard Breuer who died in 2004. The 2015 of the same wine was made by his daughter Theresa and scores a 97 on today’s hit list. …”
1. DÖNNHOFF Riesling Nahe Hermannshöhe Niederhausen GG 2015
2. DR. LOOSEN Riesling Mosel Erdener Prälat “GG Reserve” 2012
3. GEORG BREUER Rheingau Riesling Berg Schlossberg 2015
Read more on www.jamessuckling.com.
RELEASE 2014 BERG SCHLOSSBERG – ARTIST LABEL KARIN MAMMA ANDERSSON
We are very delighted to annonce that the outstanding swedish artist Karin Mamma Andersson signs responsible for the label of our 2014 Berg Schlossberg.
Karin Mamma Andersson was born in Luleå in 1962 and educated at the Kungliga Konsthögskolan in Stockholm. Her artistic work has amongst others already been shown at the Venice Biennale, the MoMa in New York and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and is represented by leading galleries worldwide.
Andersson lives and works with her family in Stockholm.
She is married to artist Jockum Nordström who developed the label for our 2004 Berg Schlossberg ten years ago.
Karin Mamma Andersson’s artistic oeuvre is characterized by its almost exclusive and therefore complex commitment to painting: the allusive settings and emotionally charged scenarios Andersson creates in her works ladle from the recourse to a wide arsenal of varying painting techniques. Andersson’s compositions appear dreamlike and at the same time rooted in daily routines.
For the label of our 2014 Berg Schlossberg the artist created a woodcut – a novelty in Andersson’s work. The technique of woodblock printing is a manual cutting resp. printing technique that Mamma Andersson has dealt with since the past year.
When she started developing the label Andersson found an antiquarian book on hunting in the 1930s while researching for another project in parallel. In that book a picture of a “german hare” stroke her eye and she immediately understood that the hare must be the motif for the Schlossberg label: in Andersson’s imagination that hare sits high upon the mountain looking down at the vineyards of Rüdesheim.
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