Hoffmann-Simon, an Eco-Traditonal Winery in Mosel Valley
Hoffmann-Simon Winery is an eco-traditional winery, located in the finest region of Mosel. The winery’s vineyards are spread throughout Piesport, Klüsserath, Köwerich, and Maring, accounting for 10 hectares. Surrounded by unspoiled scenery, the grapes enjoy fresh soil and an ideal microclimate, providing each vineyard area with individual aromas and flavors.
Story of the Hoffmann-Simon Winery’s Journey
The tale of Hoffmann-Simon started when Carl Hoffmann gave the estate to Maria Simon in his marriage. As the War ended, son Erwin Hoffmann and wife Irmine acquired the business. The couple uniquely developed the winery and became self-marketers in the 1970s. This step was rare at the time in Germany. Later in 1994, Dieter Hoffman took over the winery and equipped the cellar with advanced machinery. He introduced new grape varieties into the vineyards as well.
Types of Wines and the Winemaking Process
With immense respect for biodiversity, vine cultivation has been entirely turned into an ecological production. Highly valuing biodiversity in the vineyards, the estate grows a wide array of grapes. Along with Riesling, the flagship varietal, the owner cultivates Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, and Sauvignon Blanc. A small vineyard is dedicated to the Regent variety, from which the winery produces top-quality red and rosé wines. They also deliver high-end white, sparkling, and dessert wines, all made within the appellation region of Piesporter Goldtröpfchen.
To keep the grapes’ organoleptic characteristics intact, the cellar has been introduced with modern technologies.
Hoffmann-Simon Winery has a unique pressing room where berries undergo soft pressing then are left to settle for a few days. After that, fermentation in stainless steel tanks takes place under controlled temperature. For the wines’ maturation and refining, Hoffmann-Simon Winery uses both French and American oak barrels, introducing new aromas, flavors, and complexity to the wines.