Project Description

Proprietors
Ludwig Kreuzberg
Frank Josten

Region
Ahr

Appellation
Ahrweiler Silberberg
Neuenahrer Sonnenberg
Dernauer Hardtberg

Founded
1953

Area
9.5 ha

Annual Production
75,000


3rd Generation

Integrated Farming

Cold Climate

THE AHR VALLEY, one of Germany’s northernmost (and smallest) appellations, is also one of its best kept secrets. An astounding 80% of the vineyards here have achieved Grosses Gewächs (grand cru) certification. It is here that Kreuzberg has, since 1953, produced world class Pinot Noir on its 9 hectares of holdings, 7 ha of which lie on the Ahr’s steep Devonian slate slopes.

A VDP estate with 9 Grosses Gewächs (Grand Cru) parcels; natural cultivation, low yields, consistent leafing, fruit dropping, gentle handling and finishing in old wooden barrels and barriques continue Kreuzberg’s reputation of absolute class. Its wines are standout examples of the Ahr’s unique and limited production Pinot Noir.

ACCOLADES & CREDENTIALS

  
Pending sustainable certification, Kreuzberg practices organic soil cultivation through natural fertilization and cover crops. Intensive handwork, leafing and fruit dropping leads to limited yields as low as 35 hl/ha.

KREUZBERG SELECTIONS