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GrandGold for our 2019 Drachenstein

Our Drachenstein wins as the best wine of the competition in the category Germany/Rheingau at the Frankurt International WineTrophy 2021!

Who We are

As early as 1647, the name of the Störzel family was mentioned in the archives of the small town with the big name: Rüdesheim am Rhein.  Since then the name has been closely related to winemaking and Rhine culture.

Today the winery is family-run by Adolf Störzel.

After completing his studies as winemaker, Adolf Störzel expanded the winery, initially only a few vineyards in size, to a 10 hectare winery.

With the next generation, his son Benedikt, after having studied viticulture and oenology at the Geisenheim Wine University, is ready to take on the work in the winery.

As is typical for the Rheingau, the focus of cultivation is Riesling and Pinot Noir.

The Winery

The winery has been located on the outskirts of Rüdesheim am Rhein in the vineyards since 2008.

The new building consists of the winery and a restaurant, the later with a wonderful view over the vineyards to the neighboring growing area of Rheinhessen and Palatinate.

Our wine tastings take place in the centrally located Bassenheimer Hof on Oberstrasse in Rüdesheim.

The renowned Falstaff wine magazine describes our pinot noir “Herzbube”:

"In the nose rose hip tea, sage, raspberry and cherry, used wood and rock flour. In the mouth it is powerful with good proportions, dense, but not heavy, good freshness, classic structure, pronounced minerality, shows its location."

Tasting: Pinot Noir Trophy Germany 2021; Tasted by: Ulrich Sautter Published on 02/17/2021


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Riesling. The queen of the grape varieties. The wines of this grape variety are characterized by their firm acidity and pronounced minerality. They perfectly reflect soil and climate.

In the Rheingau it is grape variety no. 1, as it is also in our winery.

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The Pinot Noir represents the diva among the red wine varieties. In order to maintain its ruby red color and the taste of red berries, extreme care must be taken in its production.

Müller-Thurgau & Grauburgunder
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These are grape varieties that are perhaps not directly typical for the Rheingau, but present themselves as a nice change from Riesling thanks to their flowery, fruity scent and subtle acidity.

30 Acres

Rüdesheimer SOUTH SLOPES

The Rhine is the largest German river, which makes its way from South to North, from Switzerland to The Netherlands. Only between Wiesbaden and Assmannshausen the river changes its direction and flows from East to West. This fact makes the Rheingau - and especially Rüdesheim am Rhein - an ideal place for wine growing.
Due to the "bend" of the Rhine, the Rüdesheimer slopes fall towards the south guaranteeing optimal exposure to sunlight.