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The Soiess wine growing family has their estate in the middle of Osthofen. This is where winegrowing and hospitality are combined, as the flagship of the Spiess family is the restaurant with wine bar "Vis à Vis".
Vineyards are cultivated in the best known locations of Osthofen and the surrounding area. The winemaker in the house, Burkhard Spieß, consciously concentrates on only a few selected wines of high quality, from grape varieties that are at home here and harmonize with our soils. They are real Rheinhessen, honest and authentic.

German and English are spoken on the estate.


spiess1, © SPIESS WEINMACHER - Haus Eichrodt
spiess2, © SPIESS WEINMACHER - Haus Eichrodt

About us

  • Winemaker Burkhard Spieß
  • Vineyard-area 22 hectare

Contact details:

Burkhard und Christine Spieß GbR
Friedrich - Ebert - Straße 53 67574 Osthofen

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Vis à Vis Weinbar & Restaurant

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Cuisine: seasonal, regional, vegetarian, allergy-friendly, international

In the Vis à Vis restaurant, good wines are combined with a newly interpreted local cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere with a historic kind of chapel and modern furnishings.

Talk, chill & relax with wine and modern local cuisine. Vis à Vis is pure enjoyment.

Hot meals: Wed - Sat 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Sun 18:00 - 21:00

Main courses: 16.00 - 36.00 Euros

local wines / Rheinhessenwein

Seats: inside 60 | outside 60 | closed society possible

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Processed vineyards

Bechtheimer Rosengarten

Bechtheimer Rosengarten (Rose Garden of Bechtheim)

Whether wild rose or rose garden – today it is a vineyard

Such a simple term, yet so many possible interpretations! It could refer to natural growth of wild roses. Those often grow in Rheinhessen and their rose hips shine in autumn. It could also have been early medieval burial grounds, a very vague interpretation. In Bechtheim, people say that the then sovereign and local lord, the Count of Leiningen, maintained a "Roßgarten” (Engl.: horse garden") there. It belonged to the farmstead in the centre of the village. The vineyard was first mentioned in documents around 1500 with the name "ym roß garten". The predominant soil types here are loess loam and limestone. The wines are rich in fruit aromas, concentrated and long-lasting on the palate.

> Discover the other sites in Bechtheim: Geyersberg, Hasensprung, Stein
> Various hiking trails run through Bechtheim and its vineyards: Rheinterrassenweg, Lutherweg, Pilgerweg Ortsschleife Bechtheim and the village's own wine trail with old agricultural equipment. 

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Westhofener Kirchspiel

Westhofener Kirchspiel

Glorious wines play on the tongue here!

No, for once this does not refer to the church (German: Kirche), which was often in possession of valuable land. The name has no religious reference, but means "hill covered with cherry trees". It was mentioned in a deed of donation in 1348 under the name "ab den Jierßbuhel". But it is not the cherry trees that catch the hiker's eye along the path today - but the cypresses. The slopes, which are up to 30 percent steep, are home to excellent wines that are internationally known. Limestone dominates the subsoil. But what does the word “Spiel” (English: play) refer to? Can cherry trees play? Do the leaves play in the wind maybe? Either way, wines from the Kirchspiel definitely play with the tongue in a good way.

> In the middle of the single vineyard: the Julius Tower. Info: https://www.wonnegau.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten-am-weg/a-juliusturm 
> From Wingertshäuschen to Wingertshäuschen: https://www.rheinhessen.de/wingertsheisje-wanderweg
> Rheinhessen blog: https://blog.rheinhessen.de/wanderbericht-westhofener-wingertsheisjerweg-rebenmeer-kommandozentrale-und-ein-liebesnest/ 
> To the other single vineyard sites of Westhofen: Aulerde, Brunnenhäuschen, Morstein and Steingrube 

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Westhofener Aulerde

Westhofener Aulerde

Once clay for potters, today premium wines for connoisseurs

Once again the Middle High German: "Ule" means pot. The site was first mentioned in a document in 1382 with the name "an Ule erden". Why pot? Because potters found clay there. Today, the clay marl should stay where it is. And that is below the vines! Just as well as loess and limestone. Top Rieslings grow here: ripe aromas and fine exoticism on the nose; creamy and opulent on the palate. Due to the southern exposure, the grapes ripen early. Hikers enjoy the multitude of vineyard houses.

> From Wingertshäuschen to Wingertshäuschen: https://www.rheinhessen.de/wingertsheisje-wanderweg
> In 1834, winegrowing pioneer J.P. Bronner described the Aulerde and the Kirchspiel as the best vineyards in Westhofen. https://www.vdp.de/de/die-weine/weinbergonline/lage/8079-kirchspiel#map-inline-target
> Rheinhessen blog: https://blog.rheinhessen.de/wanderbericht-westhofener-wingertsheisjerweg-rebenmeer-kommandozentrale-und-ein-liebesnest/
> To the other single vineyard sites of Westhofen: Brunnenhäuschen, Kirchspiel, Morstein and Steingrube 

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