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Wine estate Kees-Kieren
Hauptstraße 22
D - 54470 Graach

+49 (0)6531 . 3428
+49 (0)6531 . 1593

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Founded: Family tree since 1648
Owners: Ernst-Josef & Werner Kees
Winemaker: Ernst-Josef Kees
Size: 6 ha
Production: 40,000 - 50,000 bottles
Average yield: 70 hl
Terroir: Devonian slate, mica slate
(Best) sites: Graacher Domprobst,
Graacher Himmelreich,
Erdener Treppchen
Steep slopes: 90 %
Varieties: 90 % Riesling,
5 % Spätburgunder,
5 % Rivaner und Findling
Region: Middle Mosel

Wine estate Kees-Kieren

We bring the taste of the vineyard to the bottle. Ernst-Josef and Werner Kees have been managing this 300 year-old wine estate for the last 25 years with plenty of experience and know-how. The philosophy behind our business is to combine tradition and information. The precipitous slopes of Middle Mosel are cultivated with arduous manual labour, which requires total commitment, love of wine and respect for nature. It is this philosophy that allows us to craft top wines with finesse, elegance and perfect balance from this region with its exceptional microclimate. Our portfolio ranges from filigree dry wines to noble sweet Trockenbeerenauslesen marked by a fine botrytis note.

The commitment and craftsmanship of Ernst-Josef and Werner Kees has been rewarded with countless state honour prizes and they have also twice won the top producer award of Germany’s foremost Riesling competition held by national wine magazine Vinum.

Ricarda Huch

„Tradition does not mean to preserve the ashes but to pass on the flame.“

Gault Millau

„For many years now we have tasted classic Mosel Riesling of the highest calibre.“

Gault Millau

„The range of dry and off-dry (feinherb)Riesling is absolutely reliable, and when you get to the wines with residual sugar, they offer exquisite drinking pleasure, particularly the wonderful Spätlesen.“

Eichelmann, 4,5 stars

„The wines are primarily vinified in Fuder (large wooden) casks. They’re always very juicy and racy, even opulent when you get to the noble sweet wines.“

20 State honour awards

since 1992

Great state honour awards

2007

2012

Handelsblatt - The 100 best German wine estates

listet since 1992

Highlights

On the days of the open cellar doors (“Tage der offenen Weinkeller) at Whitsun and the Feast of Corpus Christi we are open for visitors. More than 50 estates participate in this celebration and show their new vintage. Our estate kitchen will prepare local and international dishes for your delight.

Tasting and sales

Our vinothek is open at the following times:

Monday - Saturday 09.00 - 12.00 a.m.
1.00 - 6.00 p.m.

Or at any other time by prior telephone appointment.

Accommodation at the estate

Our wine estate offers 4 modern guest rooms and a holiday flat, some with balcony.
Visite our website for more information.

Pictures: © Wine estate Kees-Kieren