In the heart of the Moselle, between Trier and Bernkastel, you find one of the narrowest and most winded Moselle meanders. Approximately 500 people live here, in Minheim, a romantic wine village at the river bank. In this location, also known as the "sunny island", the vineyards are located on the south-facing point bar. Thus, Minheim is not characterized by steep Moselle terraces, but by gently rising vineyards.
The terroir changes from fertile argillaceous shale to sandy floodplain soils and finally pebbly terrace gravel. These are ideal conditions for the targeted selection of different grape varieties. For example, the Riesling grape particularly loves our easily heatable and permeable vineyards. In contrast, the Burgundy varieties are cultivated on sustainable, sturdier sites with good water supply.
Our vineyard is located at the western border of the village in midst the vineyards. At the end of the 1960s, my father Herbert Scholtes erected a new building here. The old cellar in the village had become too small and wine marketing also required new facilities. The hill was excavated up to a depth of nearly 9 yards in order to make room for the cellar. Here, our wines ripen and mature in a natural cellar climate at a constant temperature.
We would like to invite you cordially to visit us in our vineyard. Enjoy the Moselle, meet us and taste our wine and learn some more of the particularities of ecological cultivation.