An Organic Winery Since 2008
Situated in the heart of Rheinhessen, charmed by the stunning views of Mainz, Worms, and Alzey, Bioweingut Manuel Engelhard is positioned in Hillesheim. The company follows biodynamic practices in the vineyards following sustainable viticulture guidelines to convert fruity grapes into delicious wines. Their range of wines includes red, white, sparkling, and other wines. The estate also hosts private events, such as birthdays, weddings, civil marriages, etc. They have rooms that can accommodate up to 100 guests.
Manuel Engelhard Winery Boasts Winemaking Traditions for Many Generations
In the 1600s, the great-great-uncle, Johannes Abstein, established the company. However, due to being an entirely indebted company, the Hausmann family acquired the estate. Things took a U-turn in 1968 when Werner Engelhard began producing wines and managing vineyards at the young age of 25. He became a vintage master in 1970. Later, his son and daughter-in-law, Manuel and Maike, started working with Werner, supporting him in all the aspects of winemaking and viticulture. Today, the third-generation members, Johann and Henry, also contribute alongside their parents.
Careful Harvesting and Management of Berries
Manuel Engelhard owns more than 15 hectares of organic vineyards today, where a variety of red and white varietals are grown with the utmost care. He cultivates top-class Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Silvaner, together with Regent, Dornfelder, Rivaner, Sauvignon Blanc, and Solaris. The production is limited but quality-driven.