Weingut Reinhold Haart
Weingut Reinhold Haart lies only a few meters from the Mosel, on the romantic, peaceful Ausonius riverbank.
Immediately behind the family's house, the Piesporter Goldtröpfchen vineyard begins its uphill climb, and only a few steps from the house are the remains of the first and oldest Roman grape pressing house that has been unearthed along the Mosel. It and another ancient pressing facility in the vicinity bear witness to fact that steep-site viticulture has played a significant role in Piesport and environs for nearly 2,000 years.
The Haart family's viticultural tradition has been documented since 1337. The Haarts are probably Piesport's oldest wine-growing family, as well as one of the oldest private wine estates in the entire Mosel region. Today's Weingut Reinhold Haart stems from these traditional, family beginnings. At present, the VDP estate (member of the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates, or VDP) numbers among the best in the Mosel region. Karl-Theo Haart has managed the estate since 1971 and has stamped its structure and wine style ever since. His wife Edith and son Johannes are also active members of this family team.
With its 7.5 ha (18.5 acres) of vineyards - exclusively in steep sites - the estate is committed to the best of what the Mosel has to offer: Riesling. Particularly careful vineyard management and consistent efforts to reduce yields through stringent pruning and bunch pruning are essential to steep-site production of high-quality, long-lived Riesling wines that are full of character.
The portfolio specializes in a broad range of distinctive wines with a natural, fruity sweetness and great aging potential. Thanks to cool fermentation with natural yeasts, the wines are extraordinarily fresh even many years after bottling.