Source: Weingut Robert Weil

Source: Weingut Robert Weil

WEINGUT ROBERT WEIL

Rheingau, Germany

Roots in the West.

Dr. Robert Weil, the founder of the estate purchased his first vineyards on the Kiedrich hillsides in 1867. At the time, he was still engaged as a professor of German at the Sorbonne University in Paris, but was later forced to leave France in the run-up to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71.

Wilhelm Weil learned the intricacies of winemaking from the ground up. That education has shaped the many decisions that now define the fortunes of the estate. His efforts began in 1987 with far-sighted investments in the cellar and vineyards and the introduction of the "Tiffany Blue" label. As the founder's great-grandson, there is real pride in the global attention being accorded once again to Weil Rieslings.

Each Weil Riesling expresses a simultaneous elegance and complexity originating in the distinctive, stony character of the Kiedrich Hillsides. The Weil style, however, has done more than just earn international recognition for the estate. It has achieved a symbolic status on the world stage and helped raise the international profile of Germany's unique Riesling culture.

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