The Haart family has cultivated vineyards in Piesport since 1337. It is the oldest wine-growing family still residing in Piesport and it owns first-class vineyards. Today, the historic wine estate is run by Edith and Theo Haart. The Roman poet Ausonius aptly described the slopes lining the river’s bend at Piesport as a natural, vine-clad amphitheater. This tremendous loop of the Mosel opens such that it faces due south. The eastern and western fringes of the hillside protect the center from cool winds and contribute to the unique microclimate of the site. Our vineyards are blessed with these gifts of nature.
Vineyard Size and Grape Varieties:
The Haarts cultivate 5.5 ha (13.6 acres) of Riesling vines on steep,slate
slopes in an environmentally-friendly manner.
Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, Domherr, Kreuzwingert (sole ownership); Wintricher Ohligsberg, Dhronerhofberger. These sites already ranked among the region’s top sites in the Prussian classification of 1868.
Our winemaking philosophy has nothing to do with trends. The special features of the vineyard site are what stamp the character of our wines. Our goal is to bring forth these characteristics. The deep, soft, clayish slate soil of the Goldtröpfchen site yields a wealth of aromas, from black currants to peaches to exotic fruits. This Baroque array of fragrances, and the mineral tone imparted by the soil, lend the wines the long finish so typical of Riesling. Wines from the Ohligsberg site are more spicy, classic and straightforward. We enhance these specific characteristics by conscientiously reducing yields and by working as harmoniously as possible with nature, in the vineyards and in the cellar.
Export, the specialty trade, restaurateurs, private customers.
A-48/A-1, exit Salmtal, toward Klausen. Watch for right turn toward the Mosel Valley and Piesport. The estate is on the riverbank, near the Roman press house.