Great Wines of Schlagkamp-Desoye, Expressing Moselle Culture
Surrounded by lush countryside, Schlagkamp-Desoye is an ancient family winery located in Senheim in the Terrassenmosel valley. The winery also consists of a wine museum with around 10,000 exhibits – an ideal place to discover historical wine traditions and art. During the winter season, the company uses half of the museum area for musical events, comedy performances, gourmet theatre, and wine tasting. Do not forget to visit the old press house and the ballroom established in 1923.
Preserving More than 400 Years of Family Legacy
Today, the 11th generation of the Schlagkamp family runs the wine estate. For more than four centuries, the winery structure is standing in the Moselle wine region. The Schlagkamp family’s ancestors have winemaking roots in Germany, Austria, Belgium, and France. From 1972 to 2003, Dieter Schlagkamp expanded the winery. Later, his son and the current owner, Andreas Schlagkamp, took over the estate and brought various contemporary innovations to Schlagkamp-Desoye.
Traditional & Modern Viticulture Practices
With all vineyard plots in Moselle, the company gets grapes from family-owned ten hectares, with seven hectares on lease from fellow winemakers. The winery team mainly grows the queen of white vines, Riesling, as the flagship grape. Apart from that, Andreas grows high-quality Elbling and Rivaner, along with Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay. The grapes are handpicked to produce first-class white, sparkling, and dessert wines.