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Winery Carolin Spanier-Gillot & HO Spanier

Winery Kühling Gillot

The history of our winery can be started 35 million years ago, when the primeval sea covered today's Mainz basin. It is also possible to start our story more than 200 years ago when our family settled on the Red Slope and began to grow wine. And finally, you can start the history of our winery in 2006. Because despite the primeval sea and primeval soil and long family tradition, we have developed radically in recent years. A metamorphosis.
Organic farming, biodynamic elements, natural fermentation, long yeast storage and large wooden barrels are just some of the highlights of our transformation. Meanwhile, we belong to the best and most recognized wineries in Germany. But more important to us is that we recognize ourselves and our soils in our wines. Authenticity is our compass.
Above all, we are happy to host you. In the cozy-relaxing atmosphere of our wine shop, people should feel at wine tasting and events.


BattenfeldSpanier is located in Hohen-Sülzen in the southern Wonnegau of Rheinhessen. There, the best vineyards are criss-crossed by mighty subterranean limestone beds, from which the vines can suck the important nutrients with their roots during the warm summer months. It is this "lime buffer" that adds a tremendous amount of tension and vibration to the wines of Battenfeld-Spanier. For HO Spanier, the Riesling is like the ideal interpreter who translates the extremely lime-rich soils of southern Wonnegaus into wine. And that is what interests him: the spectrum of aromas of the stones and the soil, located beyond the perishable fruit. Dancing minerals. Saline origin character. Feuerstein.

On the estates German, English and French are spoken.


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About us

  • Winemaker H.O. Spanier
  • Vineyard-area 15 hectare
  • specialist trade
  • sparkling wine
  • wine export
  • VDP

Contact details:

Weingut Carolin Spanier-Gillot & H.O. Spanier
Carolin Spanier-Gillot
Oelmühlstraße 25 55294 Bodenheim

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Niersteiner Hipping

Niersteiner Hipping

Tool, hill, goat? Nowadays a premium vineyard

The name of the vineyard is documented in a deed from 1753, as the vineyard property of various Nierstein vineyards. The origin of the name has not been definitively clarified. It could have come from Middle High German and once meant "hügell" (hill). Or it goes back to "Hippe", which means tool - or another version - goat. Did bleating goats once jump over the hill here? Who knows. Today, no goats bleat there any more - and the winegrowers have nothing to complain about either. This single vineyard site is of special value. World-class Rieslings thrive on the special red claystone called Rotliegenden. The "Alexander-von-Humboldt-Blick" is a viewing point located in the middle of the single vineyard site. In 1790, the naturalists Georg Forster and Alexander von Humboldt travelled by carriage from Mainz to Nierstein and reported on the red rock and the noble wine.

> Hike and audio to the Hipping station: 
> Info about the Alexander-von-Humboldt view: 
> Discover the single vineyard by bike: 

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Niersteiner Pettenthal

Niersteiner Pettenthal

Boy's name? Toad migration? Rieslings of world fame!

A vineyard of world fame! As the name "Thal" (old German word for valley) suggests, this single vineyard site begins in the valley, directly by the river Rhein, and then climbs steeply up the "Roter Hang". This single vineyard site is the steepest section on "Roter Hang" - very valuable and extremely sought after by winegrowers. The cadastral name has existed since 1753. Where does the name come from? There are several interpretations. The most common variant would be the boy or family name Peter. It could also be derived from Pater, meaning monk. The vineyards were owned by the church for a long time. Or - as they say in Nierstein: "Petten" refers to toads that migrate to the springs and sump holes that emerge above. An indication of this is that an adjacent area is called "Stumpe Loch", which is probably derived from Sumpfloch. Whether ordinary boy's name or ordinary toad: the Rieslings, on the other hand, are not ordinary at all. They are mineral, expressive and capable of ageing. They grow on bare red clay sandstone and get plenty of sun all day long.

> Discover the single vineyard site by bike:
> More information about the vineyards of the "Roter Hang":

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Oppenheimer Kreuz

Oppenheimer Kreuz

Presented to the Pope

A red sandstone cross, a votive cross, stands at the foot of a vineyard in this single vineyard. This is probably where the name comes from. A votive cross means a special kind of cross: The cross was erected out of gratitude. As a rescue from an emergency. Riesling and also increasingly Pinot Noir vines grow here, which have freshness and finesse. A nice anecdote: Pope Benedict was served a 1999 Pinot Noir from this vineyard by the Kühling-Gillot winery as a mass wine - how fitting. The winemakers therefore call the site "Papstlage" (engl. Pope’s vineyard).

> Overview of sights in and around Oppenheim:
> Link to the German Viticulture Museum:
> Other single vineyard sites with the name Kreuz: Ingelheimer Rotes Kreuz, Ockenheimer Kreuz

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Nackenheimer Rothenberg

Nackenheimer Rothenberg

Where the "Rote Hang" (engl. red slope) is at its reddest

It is the northernmost and one of the steepest sites in the "Rote Hang", the most popular vineyard in Nierstein, and borders directly on the municipality of Nackenheim. The "Rote Hang" takes its name from the geological formation "Rotliegendem". A red soil, coloured by ferruginous clay slate. It is possible that the Rothenberg got its name from the Rotliegendem. The soil is said to be reddest here. Another interpretation would point to an old “Rodungsgebiet” (engl. Clearing area). The site was mentioned in documents as early as 1364 with the name "in dem Rode". This is an area for unique Rieslings, but also Silvaner. The Nackenheim mountain chapel can be seen from afar. The river Rhein flows below, the island of Kisselwörth nestles on the Nackenheim side of the river. Hikers and cyclists enjoy paths with panoramic views. The municipality of Nackenheim is known from Carl Zuckmayer's comedy "Der fröhliche Weinberg" (engl. the happy vineyard).

> Wine festival in the cheerful vineyard AWARDED: 
> The municipality invites to open-air wine tastings in "Die alte Mistkaut". Also bookable for private events: 
> Info on Carl Zuckmayer's "Merry Vineyard":
> For hikers: Rheinterrassenweg
> For cyclists: Amiche cycle path
> Rheinhessen blog: 

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Niersteiner Ölberg

Niersteiner Ölberg (Oil mountain of Nierstein)

Biblical reference, oil mill or oily Rieslings?

Is the single vineyard named “Ölberg” because an oil mill once stood here? Or did the Ölberg get its name because of the oily consistency of the wines produced here? Does the site maybe have biblical references, named after a monastery? Anything is possible. The single vineyard is part of the "Roter Hang" but turns away from the river Rhein and faces south-southeast, situated above Nierstein. Partly very steep with a gradient of up to 60 percent. Like it is tpical for Roter Hang, the soil here is Rotliegendes, the iron oxide-containing, and landscape-defining red shining clay slate. The dominant grape variety is Riesling. In the middle of the vineyard: the Wartturm, a Nierstein landmark. Once a medieval signal tower from the 12th century.

> Discover the single vineyard by bike:

> Info about the Nierstein Wartturm:
> Wine events, winemakers and more:

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