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Winery Uwe Spies

Our wines are fun and reflect their origin. The vines grow in Dittelsheim in Pfaffenmütze, Leckerberg and Geiersberg. Our focus is on the white grape varieties: Riesling, Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot, Sauvignon Blanc.

A true family business, the winery is managed by Uwe and Ingrid Spies.
For the wines, their son David Spies, 2011 Europe's best winemaker apprentice, is responsible.

David Spies1, © Weingut Uwe Spies
David Spies1
Family Spies1, © Weingut Uwe Spies
Family Spies1
© Weingut Uwe Spies
Weinberge1, © Weingut Uwe Spies
Barrel cellar, © Weingut Uwe Spies
Barrel cellar
Sauvignon Blanc 20141, © Weingut Uwe Spies
Sauvignon Blanc 20141

About us

  • Winemaker David Spies
  • Vineyard-area 18 hectare
  • specialist trade
  • Maxim origin Rheinhessen

Contact details:

Weingut Spies
Uwe und David Spies
Hauptstraße 26 67596 Dittelsheim-Heßloch

Processed vineyards

Westhofener Morstein

Westhofener Morstein

World famous and rich in stone

A bog (German: Moor) in Rheinhessen? Certainly not. The site was first mentioned in a document in 1282 with the name "in loco marstein" in a deed of donation to the Cistercian monastery of Otterberg (Pfalz) and can be interpreted as a "marker stone". In other words, it is a boundary stone or a landmark. It is indeed stony here: one stone found during clearing weighed up to 3.2 tons. In the upper soil layer, there are clay marl soils with limestone inclusions, and massive limestone rock underneath. Mineral Rieslings and Pinot Noirs bring world fame to the Westhofen winemakers. There are also plenty of vineyard cottages here, like the “Wingertshäusje Kommandozentrale".

> From Wingertshäuschen to Wingertshäuschen: https://www.rheinhessen.de/wingertsheisje-wanderweg
> To the other single vineyard sites of Westhofen: Aulerde, Brunnenhäuschen, Kirchspiel and Steingrube

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Dittelsheimer Geiersberg

Dittelsheimer Geiersberg

Riesling - Powerful and precise like a bird of prey

Buzzard, hawk or sparrowhawk: birds of prey lie in wait for their prey and strike with lightning speed. In the Middle Ages, they were known as "vultures" (from the Middle High German gīr). Presumably, the location in Dittelheim is called so because of the large number of these birds. The "Geiersberg" is located at the foothills of the Kloppberg. The vines stand on deep, calcareous clay marl - rich in calcium, potassium and magnesium. In the glass, the wines reflect powerful minerality. Especially Rieslings, but also Pinot Noirs present themselves complex, precise, concentrated and cool.

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Dittelsheimer Leckerberg

Dittelsheimer Leckerberg

Oh, how delicious, this vineyard, these wines!

One of the most melodious vineyards in Rheinhessen - and no one really knows where the name comes from! The Middle High German word "lecken" is derived from the Old High German "lecchōn" and refers to something particularly tasty. Does it refer to the tasyts wines? The salt licks for game? Or something completely different? The vineyard was first documented in 1562 with the name "im Leckerberg". The vines grow on terraced slopes above the village on a wide variety of soils such as chalky loam, loess or marl; created by wind drifts and soil erosion from the Kloppberg. Therefore, the wines, Riesling, Pinots and more, show very different styles.

> To the other two single vineyard sites in Dittelheim: Geiersberg and Kloppberg
> To the theme hike Kloppberg https://www.rheinhessen.de/e-wanderung-themen-wanderung-kloppberg
> To the theme hike: Bonerz-Weg https://www.tourismus-alzey-worms.de/wf/entdecken/wandern/naturerlebnis-themenwege.php#anchor_3ca6f54f_Accordion-1-BohnErzWeg-----Rheinhessen-mit--H-Erz-erleben--Strecke-9-5-km-
> Dittelsheim is known for its Heidenturm church: https://blog.rheinhessen.de/orient-rheinhessen-heidenturmkirchen/

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