Winery Braunewell

Cross-generational know-how, a lot of feeling, a vision, top wines - these are the cornerstones of the Braunewell winery philosophy, which is located at the gates of Mainz in the illustrious Essenheim - high above the Selztal valley. Traditional grape varieties and international classics are in the vineyards of the family estate of Axel and Ursula Braunewell, which can trace its roots back to the year 1655. In the wines of the Braunewells, the signature of the sons Christian and Stefan becomes ever stronger. With a great education, rich international experience as well as the top locations Blume and Teufelspfad, the ambitious winemakers have a great potential to produce big dry Riesling and Burgundy.

On the state English, French and German are spoken.

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About us

  • Winemaker Christian & Stefan Braunewell
  • Vineyard-area 30 hectare
  • specialist trade
  • sparkling wine
  • wine export
  • Ab-Hof/Vinotheque
  • architecture
  • Maxim origin Rheinhessen
  • wine seminars
  • Online Wine Tastings
  • Sustainable certified
  • PIWI’s

Contact details:

Weingut Braunewell
Familie Braunewell
Am Römerberg 34 55270 Essenheim

Processed vineyards

Elsheimer Blume

Elsheimer Blume (Flower of Elsheim)

Romantic or economic thinking? Successful either way.

Was it delightful field flowers, such as corn poppies or delphiniums, that led to the name? Or does it refer – not very romantically - to the Middle High German word "blum" for yield? Did a Mister Blume once live here? We do not know. The lime and sandy marl soil is rich in nutrients and well aerated. The wines from this top vineyard seem particularly aromatic and delicate. Riesling, Chardonnay, Müller-Thurgau, Scheurebe and Portugieser grow here.

> To the single vineyards of the neighboring community of Stadecken: Lenchen and Spitzberg
> To the hike: Adam-Elsheimer circular route
> On the photo in the background: a new vineyard tower.

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Essenheimer Teufelspfad

Essenheimer Teufelspfad (Devil’s path in Essenheim)

Devilishly good Rieslings and Pinots

This single vineyard flanks the municipality of Essenheim in the direction of Ober-Olm and Stadecken-Elsheim - with a view into the Selz Valley. Was the devil at work here? Names with the compound "devil" often indicate disreputable localities. Sometimes, however, it is simply a personal name. In neighbouring Nieder-Olm there still is a street called Teufelspfad. Legend says: A thief planned to steal grapes in the vineyards. On his way, someone stopped him. When he turned around to see who was holding him back, he saw the devil. The thief escaped and became a "good man". The single vineyard is dominated by limestone. A heavenly place for devilishly good Rieslings, just as well as for white and red Pinot varieties.

> Discover the single vineyard via Selztal-Terroir-Runde:,%20Freizeit,%20Sport/Tourismus/Selztal-Terroir-Route/
> See the history of the path name "Teufelspfad" in Nieder-Olm:
> Essenheim has friendships with three French partner communities, immortalized in the building "Gateway to Champagne":

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