Hoffmann-Simon- eco-traditonal winery in Moselle
Hoffmann-Simon is an eco-traditional winery, located in the finest region of Moselle with its vineyards spread all over Piesport, Klüsserath, Köwerich, and Maring, accounted for 10 hectares. Surrounded by unspoiled scenery, the grapes enjoy fresh soil and microclimate, providing each vineyard zone with an individual aroma.
Story of the birth of the winery
The tale of Hoffmann-Simon started when Carl Hoffmann gave the estate to Maria Simon in his marriage. As the war broke off, son Erwin Hoffmann and wife Irmine acquired the business. The couple developed the winery in a unique way and became the self-marketer in the 70s. Later in 1994, Dieter Hoffman took over the business and equipped the company with advanced machinery in the cellar. He as well introduced new grape varieties in the vineyards.
Types of wines and winemaking process
With immense respect for biodiversity, the vine cultivation has been turned completely into ecological ways. Using nature-friendly methods the estate grows a wide array of grapes. Along with Riesling, the flagship vine, the owner cultivates Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, and Sauvignon Blanc. A small vineyard is dedicated to Regent variety, using which the staff produces top-quality red and rose wines. Apart from that, they also deliver high-end white, sparkling, and dessert wines, all made within the appellation region of Piesporter Goldtröpfchen.
To keep the organoleptic characteristics of the grapes intact, the cellar has been introduced with modern technologies.
A unique pressing room where berries undergo soft pressing then let them dry for a few days. After that, fermentation in stainless steel tanks takes place under controlled temperature. For maturation and refining of grains, Hoffmann-Simon uses French and American oak barrels, filling its wines with wooden impact.