Weingut Georg Breuer
Rüdesheim winemaker Theresa Breuer produces terroir-driven dry Rieslings of purity, expression, balance and immense potential. Her complex wines are admired around the world.
Weingut Georg Breuer was established in 1880 and has been in the hands of the Breuer family since the beginning of the 20th century. The winery began turning heads both in Germany and abroad in the early 1980s. This was thanks to the vision and hard work of Bernhard Breuer, who was ambitious and determined to make the best wines that he could and promote the undeniable virtues of dry German Riesling in particular.
Theresa Breuer – fourth-generation winegrower
After Bernhard Breuer died quite unexpectedly in May 2004 at the age of 57, brother Heinrich and daughter Theresa took over the reins along with the winery’s long-time head of operations Hermann Schmoranz. Theresa now manages the estate herself, with Hermann Schmoranz still providing assistance in tandem with head winemaker Markus Lundén. Like Bernhard before her, Theresa believes that terroir and the work she and her team do in the vineyards are of crucial importance. Above all, her wines are notable for their natural balance of fruit, acidity, body and aromatics.
Quality-driven and sustainable
At harvest, Theresa always looks to pick at perfect ripeness, carrying out rigorous selection of the fruit. Fruit aromas, balance, body and inherent concentration are more important to her than must weights or crop size. She employs only traditional hands-on winemaking techniques and farms all her vines in an environmentally friendly, sustainable manner. Her main aim in the vineyard is to avoid monoculture and preserve soil health by increasing biodiversity in the vineyard ecosystem. Weingut Georg Breuer is a member of Fair’n Green and participates in the Ambito project to promote biodiversity.
Prime Rheingau vineyards
The estate cultivates around 40 hectares of vineyard in Rüdesheim, Rauenthal and Lorch, 65% of which are steep sites. Its grand crus – Berg Schlossberg, Berg Rottland and Berg Roseneck in Rüdesheim as well as monopole Nonnenberg in Rauenthal – count among the most prestigious patches of Rheingau terroir. Riesling dominates production, accounting for 86% of the area under vine.
Wines from this producer
The sunny German wine region of Rheingau lies to the north of neighbours Rheinhessen and the Nahe. Riesling is king in the Rheingau, its character clearly different from that of other regions due to a diverse array of soils, a warm macroclimate and the protection from cold northerlies afforded by the Taunus mountains.