About the winery
The wine growing tradition of the Künstler family can be traced back to Unter-Tannowitz in Southern Moravia in 1648. After the Second World War, the Künstlers had to leave their home in what is now the Czech Republic and the head of the family, Franz Künstler, laid the foundations in Hochheim for what was to become one of the most successful family businesses in the Rheingau. Since that time, the wine estate has produced concentrated, minerally dry, very fine and elegant Riesling wines that are among the best in Germany.
His son Gunter Künstler bought the Geheimrat Aschrott'sche Erben wine estate in Hochheim in 1996 and in doing so acquired a major share in the very best vineyard locations such as Domdechaney, Kirchenstück, Hölle and Stielweg in Hochheim. These vineyards – most with established vines 50–60 years old – are a unique and invaluable guarantee of Riesling quality that has yet to meet its match.
Weingut Künstler has received countless national and international awards and is a member of the VDP/Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates.