Fritz Haag, Mosel


Oliver and Wilhelm Haag

Almost Unbelievable Taste

The Haag Estate is perhaps the one of the if not the most respected names in German fine wine. Quality is always the focus at this estate, and quantity is extremely limited. At the beginning of 2005 Oliver Haag took over the vineyard from his father Wilhelm Haag born in 1937. Following apprenticeship at various well-known vineyards, such as Helmut Dönnhoff, he studied at Geisenheim College graduating with a diploma in oenology. Oliver Haag continues his father’s philosophy to produce fine, fruity, delicate Mosel Rieslings of unmistakable character. The very steep vineyards with grades up to 73%, are planted on slate rocks, and are among the most difficult vineyard sites in the world to cultivate. Using traditional cellar techniques and careful, selective harvesting he produces Brauneberger wines that have power, elegance with fine Riesling fruit and a subtle slate background in balance with generous fruity acids. The estate owns the best parts of the Brauneberger Juffer. All sites are 100% Riesling.