The Wines

Our wines are the domain of Markus Hammes. As a qualified winemaking technician, he is contributing to our cellar work new ideas, his outstanding instinct for great wines and a wealth of knowledge. Of course, the Riesling grapes themselves play another significant role here. The Mosel terroir and its slopes offer ideal conditions for creating complex wines rich in mineral notes. Our soil is unique for making these wines and makes a major difference to every glass of Mosel wine.

Contrary to the large wine estates you may know from the USA, Australia or South Africa, you will find that German winemakers work the large geographical areas in smaller parcels. For example, the 7.3 hectars of vineyard owned by Weingut Hammes are spread out over various separate areas. As a result, you can enjoy the best of many spreads of land with just one winemaker’s work – a truly unique bonus! Often, the areas of land assigned to a specific vineyard are called “Lage” – a word describing location as well as product. You will find that Mülheim’s top Lage “Sonnenlay” creates wines that benefit from the perfect combination of our superior soil, favourable conditions and the unique Mosel slopes.

Vineyard work involves the whole Hammes family. Jürgen Hammes remains the boss out on the slopes, and we all love seeing our vines blossom and bear fruit everywhere despite the hard agricultural work, because we love these jobs. Pruning, leaf work, wire work and caring for the soil are essential parts of a responsible winemaker’s work. We care about treating our vines in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

And when we achieve a great harvest of healthy grapes, we observe the young wines in development true to our cellar motto which is to accompany the wines, not work them. We give them time to mature in oak and steel and to emerge as precious and masterfully honed wines when the time is right. Our wines can be dry or sweet, but all of them show a characteristic taste of fruit with well-contained fruity acidity.

Markus is the leader when it comes to creating our wines, and Joanna is joining him by training as a winemaker with support from the whole family. This is how Hammes wines are made, influenced by soil and winemaking expertise, and tasted and discussed by the whole family.

„When you are working towards a goal, you must pay attention to your path, as the path itself teaches us how to get to the goal and enriches us while we walk along its length”

-Paulo Coelho-

Markus Hammes betont:

„This quote is just as true for life as it is for my wines.”

Our Product Range

Gift Ideas

Savour the wine tasting experience with all your senses: smell, look, taste and of course your hearing as you listen to our expert commentaries. A wine tasting at our house is a special event. We give you the opportunity to sample our range with friends and become excited about the mineral charms of Riesling, the gentleness of Pinot and the depth and complexity of our red wines.

And for that extra special touch, just ask us to add some special little extras. How about chocolate truffles flavoured with the best wines from the Mosel, for example?

No matter if it is for friends, business partners, family or just someone who deserves a lovely surprise – we’ll be happy to prepare your gifts for you.

Wine Tastings

Savour the wine tasting experience with all your senses: smell, look, taste and of course your hearing as you listen to our expert commentaries. A wine tasting at our house is a special event. We give you the opportunity to sample our range with friends and become excited about the mineral charms of Riesling, the gentleness of Pinot and the depth and complexity of our red wines.

Markus, Sigrid and Jürgen pesent the wines, the terroir and the vineyards – even in English if you give us a little notice. We accompany each tasting with delicious bites from the Mosel (or Polish) kitchens and Jürgen’s anecdotes. No guest should miss out on these happy moments.

If travelling to Weingut Hammes is not on the agenda soon enough, we are happy to discuss arranging a wine tasting at your home. We visit for groups of 12 wine lovers or more – just give us a call or send us a massege to find out more.