Winery Hofmann

We, Carolin Willems and Jürgen Hofmann own two wineries, he Saar estate Willems-Willems and Rheinhessen Weingut Hofmann. It is very exciting and will be in the future. With our wedding in June 2006, we drew the bow between Saar and Rheinhessen and merged both wineries, also on a wine list. Our philosophy is to produce top wines - two different regions, different terroir, a large complete offer. With the new label equipment from the year 2011, we also optically implement our motto "slate meets shell limestone". A completely new winery on the "green meadow" in Appenheim was completed in November 2012. From the residential building and the vinotheque in Bauhaus style with wooden facade behind the long tree avenue one has a view over Appenheim and to the best vineyard locations. The Rheinhessen winery Hofmann: We are a middle family winery between Mainz and Bingen, about 4 km from the Rhine. Twenty million years ago, the foothills of the primeval sea of the Tertiary period extended here. They coined the shell limestone soils of the best locations in Appenheim. We cultivate in Rheinhessen 17.5 hectares of vineyards and focus on the good vineyard sites such as Hundertgulden or Daubhaus (shell limestone soils) we plant the appropriate grape varieties such as Riesling, Pinot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, ...

English speaking visitors are welcome.

About us

  • Vineyard-area 18 hectare
  • specialist trade
  • architecture
  • Maxim origin Rheinhessen

Contact details:

Weingut Hofmann
Jürgen Hofmann
Vor dem Klopp 4 55437 Appenheim

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Alternativbild für Appenheimer Daubhaus

Appenheimer Daubhaus

The name derives from the word dove house. The dovecotes, whose furnishings belonged to the privileges of the nobility, were often in the open air. The huts of the vineyard keepers are referred to here as a dovecote.
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Appenheimer Eselspfad

Appenheimer Eselspfad

Heee-Haaw: Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Silvaner from the Donkey Trail

So called donkey trails often led to a mill and were only wide enough for a donkey carrying a bag to walk on. There are still mill buildings in Appenheim today, some of them with restaurants. This single vineyard was first mentioned in 1375. Donkeys are rarely seen there today, but ambitious winegrowers with tractors or jeeps. The subsoil is a limestone base with a light loess-loam soil on top. Rieslings, Pinot Blanc and Silvaner/Sylvaner grow on the southern slope. They stand for fruitiness and minerality, volume and creaminess. These wines have depth and power.

> Discover the single vineyard via Hiwweltour Bismarckturm
> To the further single vineyard site of Appenheim: Hundertgulden

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Appenheimer Hundertgulden

Appenheimer Hundertgulden

Carbonate, Rich, Gold: Riesling from Hundertgulden 

It is Germany's most carbonate-rich vineyard. The lime- and salt-rich soil "Terra Fusca" was formed over 50 million years ago and was once a coral reef in the primordial sea. Today, it is mainly Rieslings that grow there, producing elegant wines with fine fruit aromas. Easily digestible top wines with a unique minerality. Carbones are salts. The current site name "Hundertgulden" probably dates back to the 14th century: At that time, the vineyard by the Westerberg changed hands several times. The new owners paid large sums in gold florins from the river Rhein. This vineyard is a real gold treasure!

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Gau-Algesheimer St. Laurenzi-Kapelle

Gau-Algesheimer St. Laurenzikapelle

Oh holy Laurentius, give us filigree Rieslings

This single vineyard is located directly below the St. Laurenzi Chapel between the villages of Appenheim, Dromersheim or Ockenheim. At the top of the hill is the small village of Laurenziberg and the nationally important pilgrimage church of St. Laurentius, named after a saint. The baroque church was built between 1707 and 1717, on the foundations of an Iro-Scottish chapel from the late 6th or early 7th century. The vines grow on a limestone base, overlaid with clay marl and clayey loess loam. Filigree and acid-accentuated Rieslings are produced here.

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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.

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