The winemaking tradition of our family owned vineyard dates back to 1639. We harvest our own grapes on about three acres in the town of Reil, along the Moselle river. The current winemaker, oenologist Richard Arns, took over the estate from his father Rainer in 1991.
Today, the next generation is waiting in the wings: Richards’s son Alexander Arns is studying at Geisenheim, Germany’s “wine college”, while daughter Theresa, who holds a degree in International Winebusiness, works in public relations of the wine sector. The eldest son, Sebastian, just completed his master’s degree in the field of renewable energies.
First and foremost, we cultivate the typical Moselle Riesling, from dry to residual sweet. However, we also grow the grape varieties of Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. Since the summer of 2011, our vineyards have been in the process of converting to organic viticulture.
V A C A T I O N A T T H E A R N S W I N E R Y
We mainly sell our wines to private wine lovers, who like to combine their wine shopping with a Moselle vacation. We offer comfortable guest rooms as well as new holiday flats.
When staying with us you can not only enjoy the lovely scenery of the Moselle region but also assure yourself of the quality of our wines. See for yourselves how much care we put into each step of the production process and get to know the winemakers in person. Many guests enjoy to lend a hand with the grape harvest in autumn.
Reil is a small town centrally located between Cochem and Bernkastel. It is an ideal starting point for many leisurely activities such as walking, cycling along the Moselle vineyards or trips to Treves, Luxembourg and the Eifel region. We look forward to welcoming you as guests are happy to recommend excursions in the area.
O U R W I N E S
From Riesling, Müller-Thurgau and different Pinot varieties we create delicate and aromatic fine wines of continuous quality, that allow for a second – or even a third – glass. Depending on the vintage, we produce our sparkling wine as rosé, Pinot Blanc or Riesling.
Nobody knows as much about the wines, their soil and climate as we do, having conducted each step of the wine making process ourselves – from planting the vines to the cellar work and, finally, the bottling. Benefit from our strong bond with our wines and the Moselle region. If you get to know the winemaker, you’ll develop a more personal relationship with the wine, which can very well be a piece of art.
We believe in sustainability, which is why we have been converting our vineyards to organic viticulture. From now on, we want to focus solely on natural wine. By employing solar panels and a careful use of resources for the bottle equipment, we have committed to a more sustainable viticulture even beyond the vineyard. The harvest of 2013 will be the first to be officially declared an organically grown wine.