Producer Profile

The Schloss Mühlenhof estate, tracing its roots back to 1846, sprawls over nearly 20 hectares near Kettenheim, just south of Alzey. Originally a rye and wheat mill, the focus shifted to viticulture in the 1920s, laying the foundation for six generations of family stewardship. Today, Gabriele, Nicolas, and Walter Michel oversee operations, embracing ecologically healthy farming practices to capture the vibrant essence of Rheinhessen. While not certified organic, the vineyards undergo meticulous care, including green harvesting in August to curb yields. Vinification prioritizes freshness alongside depth and concentration, skillfully executed despite the sizable harvest. In the cellar, a blend of tradition and modernity prevails.

Where The Wines Come From


Rheinhessen, situated in the heart of Germany's wine country, has become a focal point for natural winemaking. With its rolling hills, diverse soils, and favorable climate, Rheinhessen offers an ideal environment for sustainable viticulture. Natural winemakers in the region prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, cultivating traditional grape varieties such as Riesling, Silvaner, and Pinot Noir with minimal intervention. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, they produce wines that reflect the terroir's unique characteristics. Rheinhessen's natural wines are known for their purity, freshness, and expression of fruit flavors, with Rieslings offering crisp acidity and vibrant citrus notes, and reds showcasing ripe berry flavors and silky textures. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Rheinhessen remains at the forefront of Germany's natural wine movement, offering a taste of its rich heritage and commitment to quality with every bottle.