Wine estate Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burggraef
Junkerland 14
D - 54470 Bernkastel-Kues

+49 (0)6531 . 917 90 10
+49 (0)6531 . 917 90 99

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Founded: 1785
Owners: Michael Willkomm
Winemaker: Maximilian Ferger /Edgar Schneider
Size: 16 ha
Production: 85,000 bottles
Average yield: approx. 40 hl/ha
Terroir: slate
(Best) sites: Berncasteler Doctor, Bernkasteler Graben & Bernkasteler Lay
Steep slopes: 95 %
Varieties: 95% Riesling,
5% Pinot Noir
Region: Middle Mosel

Wine estate Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burggraef

The wine estate Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Mueller-Burgraef is a renowned estate in Bernkastel with holdings in the most famous sites of the Mosel, such as Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Graben, Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr, all with a gradient of more than 60%.

The most famous of our sites is the “Berncasteler Doctor” which is regarded as one of the greatest vinyards in the world. This site is planted with over 100-year-old ungrafted vines, which provide its wines with an unparalleled concentration and unique character.

We practise sustainable viticulture and do not use any herbicides, insecticides or pesticides. We only use small amounts of organic manure and do not irrigate our vines. It is our philosophy with regard to both vineyard and cellar management to work with the respective vintage as provide by nature, to respect the intricacies of the variety and to express the distinctive character of our individual sites. Wine is not a product the character of which can be predetermined, one has to let it grow and develop. Wine means constant change and fascinating uncertainty. With every harvest we try to understand and interpret nature. Our ecological philosophy extends to our work in the cellar. We do not add any enzymes to the must and ferment with ambient natural yeasts only. It is our belief that this way our wines show more expression and reflect the terroir of each individual site.

Falstaff Weinguide Deutschland 2017 about our 2015 Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett

„When wishes come true: A true Mosel wine…“

20 x 91 - 97 pts

Wine Spectator

x 91 - 95 pts

Wine Enthusiast

 x 93 - 96 pts


 x 95 pts

Yves Beck

 x 92 - 95 pts

Mosel Fine Wines

 x 90 - 92 pts


Wine tasting events

We are happy to be able to offer a wine tasting at the historic Berncasteler Doctor cellar. (Wine estate in the Doctorberg)


Wine and culture ambassador of our estate or a recommended guide
Tilmann Otto

Tasting and sales

Tastings can be arranged by prior telephone appointment.

Up to 10 people: 210,00 €
Every additional participant: 21,00 €

Please feel free to request a copy of our latest price list (by email).

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