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Winery Westerhaus

The castle ensemble from the 16th and 17th centuries enthrones stately over Ingelheim. In 1900, the Opel family acquired the estate. Today, the traditional winery is run by the Count and Countess of Schönburg-Glauchau in the fourth generation. They place everything under their quality target. They benefit from an outstanding vine collection in the single vineyard Schloss Westerhaus. The work in the vineyards and in the castle cellar they see as a challenge and commitment. At the top of the quality pyramid are the Großes Gewächs wines, Riesling and Pinot Noir of the highest quality. The local wines are typical premium wines from the Ingelheim Muschelkalk. The basis is formed by the red and white estate wines and the fresh rosés. As well as a selection of sparkling wine from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Owner: Ivonne Countess of Schönburg-Glauchau and Johannes Graf von Schönburg-Glauchau
Butler: Toni Frank

On the estate English speaking visitors are welcome. 

About us

  • Winemaker Toni Frank
  • Vineyard-area 18 hectare
  • specialist trade
  • sparkling wine
  • wine export
  • Maxim origin Rheinhessen
  • VDP

Contact details:

Weingut Schloß Westerhaus
Johannes Graf von Schönburg
Westerhaus 55218 Ingelheim

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Winery Westerhaus

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Winery Westerhaus

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Ingelheimer Sonnenhang

Ingelheimer Sonnenhang

Sun, Selz and super wines 

Not to be confused with the 1-hectare single vineyard "Ingelheimer Sonnenberg" in the middle of the city. The Sonnenhang is 88 hectares in size and is located in the extension of Ingelheim-Süd and on the Selz River. Sonnenhang and Sonnenberg are quasi-synonyms. This name comes from the generally favorable position towards the sun. Here, the Mainzer Berg slopes west-southwest toward the Selz Valley and allows optimal sun exposure. On limestone, loess and loam grow a variety of vines of rather strong style: Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. In the soil there are fossilized corals and snails.

> To the synonym single vineyard of Ingelheim: Sonnenberg
> Experience Ingelheim on the fruit route via bike: https://www.rheinhessen.de/radrouten-rheinhessen/obstroute

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Ingelheimer Schloß Westerhaus

Ingelheimer Schloss Westerhaus (Westerhaus Castle of Ingelheim)

The white mountain in the Rheinhessen red wine growing area

The Ingelheim vineyards are mainly located on two opposite slopes: Mainzer Berg and Westerberg. The Mainzer Berg is predestined for Pinot Noir. On the Westerberg, facing east-northeast and with lime-rich soil, many white varieties grow: Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. The name is due to Westerhaus Castle, which still oversees the vineyards today. The first documented mention of the vineyard dates back to 1408. The castle was bought by the Opel automobile family in 1900; their descendants continue to run the winery today. Hiking enthusiasts can best discover the single vineyard and the castle via the hiking trail Hiwweltour Westerberg.

>> To the other two single vineyards of Ingelheim on the Mainzer Berg: Horn and Pares
>> To the Hiwweltour Westerberg
>> To the Westerhaus Castle Winery: https://www.schloss-westerhaus.de/

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This garden was originally owned by the Abbey of St. Maximin in Trier.
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As always in Rheinhessen, this name comes from the southern position of the vineyards.
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