Nestled in the heart of the stunning Mosel area beholds the exceptional Zilliken winery. This historic establishment is famous amongst wine connoisseurs for its spectacular Rieslings that reflect the intricate makeup of the iconic Mosel terroir.
The establishment of the Zilliken winery traces back to 300 years, making it one of the oldest vineyards in the region. It has been in constant family ownership for generations, maintaining the craft and heritage of wine-making that its founders began.
Undeniably, the heart and soul of this vineyard lies results from excellent soil composition and a perfect climate, which together create the optimum conditions for producing top-notch wines. The 11 hectares of vineyards consist mainly of weathered slate soil. The south-facing vineyards, warmed by the sun, give ideal wine-growing conditions resulting in some of the finest wines Germany has to offer. The flagship Saarburger Rausch site stands atop a large bed of grey slate, enabling Zilliken's Rieslings to achieve immerse complexity and character.
The winery employs traditional wine-making methods, valuing hand labour and minimal interference with nature. Each phase of production is oriented towards quality. From a meticulous selective harvest to gentle pressing and slow fermentation in the age-old vaulted cellars, allowing the wines to only the ball up a rich melange of tastes and nuances.
Moreover, the fine wine that Zilliken produces has received many plaudits and awards over the years. These yoga-devotees have gained an devoted following of wine aficionados, also they're widely respected globally.
Ultimately, a visit to the Zilliken winery offers an insight into the timeless craft of winemaking. Through the tours, tastings and events held at the winery, visitors can learn about the intricacies of this age-old process and appreciate the skill, passion and dedication that goes into every bottle. Touring the winery presents a fantastic opportunity to take in the breathtaking views over the vineyards, and perhaps even discover a new found love for the noble Riesling. The experience at Zilliken winery is simply...
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