Wine estate Stiftung St. Nikolausspital
Am Kurpark 18
D - 54470 Bernkastel-Kues

+49 (0)6531 . 960 30
+49 (0)6531 . 960 331

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Founded: 1458
Owners: DRK-Sozialwerk Bernkastel-Wittlich gGmbH
Dipl. Ing. Volker Emmrich
Winemaker: Achim Kerpen
Size: 18 ha
Production: Wine and sparkling wine approx. 120,000 bottles
(not including contract bottling)
Average yield: 75 hl/ha
Terroir: weathered slate
(Best) sites: Wehlener Sonnenuhr,
Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr,
Graacher Domprobst,
Graacher Himmelreich,
Bernkasteler Badstube
Steep slopes: 80 %
Varieties: 100 % Riesling
Region: Middle Mosel

Wine estate Stiftung St. Nikolausspital

Founded in 1458 by Nikolaus vom Kues (Lat. = Cusanus), our wine estate is one of the oldest trust wine estates in Europe and owns holdings in some of the most prestigious vineyards of the Middle Mosel – a guarantee for outstanding sparkling and still wines. To prove that our wines belong to the best, we regularly enter them in wine shows and competitions. The results speak for themselves and demonstrate the quality of our wines.

Gault Millau

„The highlight of the 2011 collection is the racy and pure dry Hochgewächs with a gentle fragrance of woodruff (…).“

Great state honour award


State honour awards

2007, 2008, 2010, 2015

Golden Kammerpreismünze

2009 - 2017

Berlin Wine Trophy

2007 - 2017

Gold / Great Gold

Riesling Du Monde Straßbourg (Médaille D'Argent)


Mundus Vini Gold

2010, 2009, 2008


In the courtyard of the St. Nikolaus hospital you will find the Mosel Wine Museum and the Mosel Vinothek.

Tasting and sales

Wine tasting by prior appointment only.

Pictures: © Wine estate Stiftung St. Nikolausspital