Wine estate Erben von Beulwitz
Eitelsbacher Straße 4
D - 54318 Mertesdorf

+49 (0)651 . 956 10
+49 (0)651 . 956 150

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Founded: 1982
Owners: Herbert Weis
Winemaker: Herbert Weis
Size: 7.2 ha
Production: 50,000 bottles
Average yield: 5.000 l/ha
Terroir: Weathered Devonian slate with full southerly exposition
(Best) sites: Kaseler Nies’chen,
Kaseler Kehrnagel
Steep slopes: 100 %
Varieties: 90 % Riesling,
5 % Weissburgunder,
5 % Blauer Spätburgunder
Region: Ruwer

Wine estate Erben von Beulwitz

Many years of experience have taught us: The beginning of every good wine lies in the vineyard.

A complex interaction of location, soil and micro-climate lays the foundation for us to build on with diligent cultivation of the vineyard. Whether it’s management of the soil and foliage, application of fertilisers, or special protection of the vines , we always aim to work with natural methods in order to obtain healthy and fully ripe grapes.

We are proud of the fact that mulching with spontaneously grown wild herbs or green cover seeded by us and the targeted application of bark mulches and farmyard manure has enabled us to practise organic viticulture for years. If we feel that yields could become too high, we are not afraid to carry out a “green harvest”. By reducing bunches or parts of bunches before the actual harvest takes place we do our best to achieve optimum quality. We aim to harvest late and during dry weather and pick in several stages for a strict differentiation of fruit in order to achieve the highest quality possible in any respective vintage. All this is happening in the vineyard.

For more than 200 years the vineyards of the Ruwer have produced Riesling wines of world renown. Since 1982 the wine estate Erben von Belwitz has been owned by the Weis family, who are totally dedicated to continuing a great tradition. A particular sensitivity for the character of the vintage, experience and the courage to sacrifice quantity at the expense of quality enable the wine estate Erben von Beulwitz to produce first class Riesling wines year in, year out.

Gault Millau, 3 grapes

„Herbert Weis shows his true mettle with this vintage. This is a fantastic collection, highly deserving of the 3 grape award, from the estate wine in the litre bottle right through to the Trockenbeerenauslese.“

Gault Millau 2013

„A fantastic collection, highly deserving of the 3 grape award, from the estate wine in the litre bottle right through to the Trockenbeerenauslese. Chapeau!“

6 x Gold, 4 x Silver, Wine award 2012

ProRiesling Producer award


Riesling du Monde

2 x Medaille d'or

Mundus Vini Gold



In a very special 1 ha parcel of our vineyards we still have 100 year-old vines which grow on their own rootstock. We are very proud to present them with the designation “Alte Reben”.

At the hotel Weis we offer culinary wine tastings with regional cuisine and corresponding wines from our estate Erben von Beulwitz. We also hold an annual presentation of the new vintage in early summer and host a number of different wine events. For a guided tour of the vineyards of the Ruwer Valley you can book a special tour guide, this can also be booked with a picnic at a vineyard lodge. Not far from the estate you will find the Saar-Hunsrück walking trail. The Ruwer-Hochwaldradweg (Ruwer Upper Forest Cycling Trail) passes within 200 yards of the estate.

Tasting and sales

The vinothek at our four-star estate hotel (Hotel Weingut Weis) and our restaurant “Vinum” as well as the estate wine bar are open daily for you:

Vinothek: 10.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.
Restaurant: 10.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.
6.00 - 10.00 p.m.

Tastings available at prior appointment

Accomodation at the estate

With its **** hotel Weingut Weis (DTV-certified) our family offers its guests a home from home close to the town of Trier. The hotel lies in the romantic environment of the Ruwer Valley and offers 48 guest rooms, restaurant, estate wine bar, vinothek and sun terrace, amidst the vineyards of our wine estate Erben von Beulwitz.

Whether you are attracted by the cultural heritage of the city of Trier or simply wish to take time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in a charming and idyllic ambience, we offer you the ideal surroundings. Well devised cycling trails invite you to explore the landscape of Mosel, Saar and Ruwer. A wide network of tracks and footpaths will take you right into the heart of the Eifel and Hunsrück mountains. At the end of a busy day you can relax in the luxurious wellness area of our hotel and maybe enjoy a relaxing treatment by our qualified massage therapist.

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