25 Ha total, and they replanted 20.
It’s much like Maximin Grünhaus, which is 34 ha. This includes the 10-ha 1976 extension on the plateau of Grüneberg.
Do you knowing they are vinifying the wines in the Saar or Zeltingen.
I believe that they are vinifying the wines in Serrig.
Wonder why Roman did not buy this?
As you know, Roman and Markus are friends and, at one time, both had plans to recultivate Geisberg. When Domäne Serrig came up for sale, Markus decided to focus on this project instead, and Roman purchased the prime part of Geisberg from Markus and replanted it. Roman had already cleared and replanted bordering sections on the steep slope, to go along with his extensive holdings in Wawern and recent acquisitions in Bockstein.
I should add that Wawern refers primarily to Goldberg but also Ritterpfad, the two sites where Van Volxem has its holdings; von Othegraven has sole possession of the famous Herrenberg, or place-name Großer Herrenberg, which is now the name on the label.
This discussion certainly makes Molitor’s other 3 star bottlings look like bargains.
On a relative basis I actually think they are bargains.
That’s kind of my point, and not just with the three-star dry wines but also the residually sweet ones. You can buy the 2020 Bockstein Kabinett feinherb for 15 euros.
Not to mention all the other crazy relative bargains available from other producers in the region.
The 25 ha actually comprise the sites of Vogelsang and Heiligenborn in Serrig, both of which include large areas that have been replanted. In the book Mosel Wine, I mentioned the Royal Prussian State Domains, including in Serrig (see note 54). The place-names for these two sites are In der Vogelsang and Im Schießberg. (Schießberg was also the old site name for Heiligenborn.)
As a follow-up to my previous posts, I just spoke with Daniel Kiowski, who is the Export Director at Domäne Serrig. He said that anyone who has questions about the winery or how the wines are sold can contact him directly for more details.
For the time being, the wines from Serrig are vinified at the Markus Molitor estate. Domäne Serrig is still being renovated. He also confirmed that today’s Vogelsang is 25 ha, which comprises the former sites of Vogelsang and Heilgenborn. The two wines produced in 2020 are from a 5-ha vineyard planted in 1993; the other 20 ha are new plantings. At one time, the vineyard area was over 35 ha. It included five different sites. One was named Hoeppslei and another Hindenburglei. Wingertsheck was the other site name, to go along with Vogelsang and Heiligenborn.