Since its beginnings in Roman times, the Van Volxem winery has cultivated the steep slopes on the Saar, such as the top historical sites (VDP. Grosse Lage®) Scharzhofberger and Wiltinger Gottesfuß, which are counted among the best in the world. Since 2000, we have expanded our excellent vineyard portfolio to include the following great sites: Bockstein, Geisberg, Goldberg and Altenberg.
As producers of natural wines, we recognize our tasks in maintaining our unique cultural landscape elaborate manual work. The average age of our vines is around 35 years old. Van Volxem also has 130-year-old ungrafted, Riesling vines, in Wiltinger Gottesfuß, one of the steepest and most prestigious Saar sites.
“When choosing a parcel of land, in which the noblest and healthiest, indeed the crown of all crops, the vine should be grown, the first focus must be on a good site.”
F. Schneider in “Der Winzer” 1896
The genetics of our vines are for the most part own-rooted. With predominantly old vines, we maintain the genetic diversity that is fundamental to the play of aromas from our highly aromatic grapes. Over the generations this treasure has been handed down and is the cornerstone of each site of production and is responsible for the complexity and great aging potential of our wines and makes them expressly desired.
Wines that bring the magic of each of our vineyard sites accurately into the glass.