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Wine house Kissel

In 1714, the ancestors of the Kissel family came to Saulheim and laid the foundation for a farm. Through determination and diligence, they quickly gained prestige, which can still be seen today on a street named after the family in the old town center of Saulheim, the "Kisselgasse".
In 1923, Karl Kissel I, the grandfather of the present generation, began to focus exclusively on viticulture and wine trade. By the purchase of vineyards, he gradually built a wine house.
The Weinhaus Kissel is today run by Karl IV, grandson of the first Karl, in the 3rd generation with his wife Marika and her son Magnus Karl Kissel.

Vineyard sites and soils
The vineyards of the Kissel family are located on about 20 ha around Saulheim in the best locations Probstey, Hölle and Schlossberg.
The sites are characterized by the optimal soils for red and white wines, consisting of shell limestone, clay and limestone.
The mild climate in the region, especially the microclimate in the individual sites, contributes significantly to the high quality of the wines.

Winemaking and processing
In the vineyard the purposeful working towards a high-quality wine quality starts already.
- Targeted pruning in the spring, environmentally conscious use of treatment products and conscientious
- Tillage during growth has a quality enhancing effect on the wine.
- The consistent observation of the grape development allows a harvest at the optimal time.
- The grape harvest, which has been determined according to strict criteria and the gentle handling of the grapes, as well as a guided fermentation form the necessary basis for the quality-oriented winemaking intended by us.

English and French speaking visitors are welcome. 

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About us

  • Winemaker Dipl. Ing. Karl Kissel
  • Vineyard-area 20 hectare
  • specialist trade

Contact details:

Weinhaus Kissel GmbH
Karl Kissel
Ernst-Ludwig-Straße 3 55291 Saulheim

Processed vineyards

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The location was mentioned in 1279 with the name "zu Hubin" and 1486 with the name "an der huberberge". The name comes from the Middle High German word "huobe" and means hooves, an agrarian area measure.
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Saulheimer Hölle

Saulheimer Hölle

Limestone hell: Sun-kissed vines, cool limestone aromas  

Yes, the vineyard is south-facing and sun-drenched. However, the name does not mean that it is a  sinking hot hell. "Hell" rather refers to a gentle slope. The site was mentioned in documents in the mid-15th century with the name "uff helden" and at the end of the 17th century with the name "zu höllen". Clay marl and fertile loess are found here as a base. The subsoil is limestone, which is predestined for top Rieslings and Pinot Noirs. As early as 1963, the Saulheimer Ortschronik wrote: "The Nieder-Saulheimer wine is powerful, of exceptional quality and purity. The top wines from the Zu Höllen, Probstey, Hauben and Norenberg vineyards deserve special mention."

> Hiking, cycling tours, history, tourism etc. of Saulheim: https://www.saulheim.de/kultur-tourismus/ 

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The layer designation indicates a spiritual possession.
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Saulheimer Schloßberg

Saulheimer Schloßberg

Castles, warm winds and no man's land

On 6 May 1588, "Seyfried von Dienheim" laid the foundation stone for the construction of the castle in Nieder-Saulheim. After the French Revolution, the estate passed into private hands - and it still is today. The vineyard, named after the castle, is characterised by deep clay and lime and clay marl. The microclimate is unique: the surrounding hills - like a cauldron - protect the vines from the wind. There is a connection to the river Rhein through the Selz valley. Even on cold autumn days, warm winds reach the Schloßberg. The Pertel tower, built by the Dechent family winery, offers a magnificent panorama. The stretch between Saulheim and Partenheim is so quiet and deserted that locals call it "no man's land".

> Regional history of Saulheim: https://www.regionalgeschichte.net/rheinhessen/saulheim/kulturdenkmaeler/schloss-nieder-s.html 
> Info about the Pertelturm: https://www.pertelturm.de/pertelturm/
> The dearest knight of Saulheim was known for his "thirst for wine". Info about the knight Hundt: https://www.saulheim.de/zu-saulheim-steht-der-ritter-hundt/

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