Welcome to Schlossgut Diel!

My family has been making wine here for seven generations, and now it’s my turn to lead. The Nahe region is ideal for our Rieslings, Pinot Noirs and Pinot Blancs. The vines are old and lend a character completely unique to this place. I love the challenge of drawing out their best and learning just how much remains to discover even here in this familiar ground. In fact, I can imagine no greater gift than sharing that joy with family, friends and wine lovers. Welcome!

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Kitchen is possible - Raumland

March 2021
We have dared to tread new terrain, with an exciting digital premiere called “Kitchen is Possible.” The live cooking show, featuring sisters Marie-Luise and Katharina from Sekthaus Raumland as our guests, has been tremendous fun not just for us, but also for our viewers and co-chefs!

MEHR

The 2020 Vintage

January 2021

A third straight very dry and very warm year pushed our vines to the limit. Thanks in no small part to their old, deep roots and a solid replenishment of the water table back in February, they passed the test with flying colors. 

MEHR

Wine harvest 2020 - a dream vintage

November 2020

The weather was lovely and almost like high summer as we kicked off the harvest of sparkling base wines and Pinot-family grapes on September 12. We assembled a superb crew that radiated team spirit and made it easy to dig in on the work day after day, even in these challenging times!

MEHR

Our Diel-osophy:


Power, authenticity, quality!

Mineral-driven Rieslings, refined Pinot Noirs, sublime Pinot Blancs: such treasures can only come from the soils of the Nahe region! And the critics agree:


OUR AWARDS

VDP with heart and soul!

We're proud to belong to the Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweingüter (VDP), a collection of the finest winegrowing estates in Germany!


ABOUT THE VDP

Varieties, colours pleasure!

Our VDP member estate is predestined to make Rieslings. We're also proud of our Pinot Noirs and Blancs, sekt, Kabinett and Großes Gewächs wines.


OUR VARITIES IN DETAIL

vineyards

Loessy clay, quartzite and slate


The Diel family has been cultivating their little stretch of the Nahe region since 1802. Few places on earth offer so many different soils in such an incredibly compact area — making it virtually predestined for fine winegrowing. Caroline Diel appreciates just how blessed she is to work with this wealth of terroirs. She loves the minerality of her Rieslings, the finesse of her Pinot Noirs and the complexity of her Pinot Blancs.

What distinguishes a Diel wine? The diversity of the soils, a climate that is nearly Mediterranean and the unerring hand of its expert winemaker. Three factors in beautiful harmony. Each vineyard has its own distinctly characteristic soil, thanks to the primordial stone of the Permian age: loessy clay, quartzite, gravel and slate.

What producers are saying

Theresa Breuer
drinks DIEL


“For 3 generations, we’ve been trying to create wines that are a reflection of their origin.”

»The EIERFELS is a second label par excellence, capturing the essence of both its grand cru sites, Burgberg and Goldloch, with balance and yet also with incredible tension and movement!«

ONE OF OUR  VDP.ORTSWEIN:
  • Riesling Trocken Dorsheim »Eierfels®« VDP.ORTSWEIN

Theresa Breuer
drinks DIEL


“For 3 generations, we’ve been trying to create wines that are a reflection of their origin.”

»The EIERFELS is a second label par excellence, capturing the essence of both its grand cru sites, Burgberg and Goldloch, with balance and yet also with incredible tension and movement!«

ONE OF OUR  VDP.ORTSWEIN:
  • Riesling Trocken Dorsheim »Eierfels®« VDP.ORTSWEIN

Theresa Breuer
drinks DIEL


“For 3 generations, we’ve been trying to create wines that are a reflection of their origin.”

»The EIERFELS is a second label par excellence, capturing the essence of both its grand cru sites, Burgberg and Goldloch, with balance and yet also with incredible tension and movement!«

ONE OF OUR  VDP.ORTSWEIN:
  • Riesling Trocken Dorsheim »Eierfels®« VDP.ORTSWEIN

Craftmanship

“Winemaking in harmony with nature”

Hours and days on the hill. Pruning the vines. Teasing out the essence of the soils. Followed by harvest, and then the cellar work. Modern technology plays a very limited role in this. Almost everything is done by hand.

Schlossgut Diel practices sustainable winemaking, in harmony with nature. Its ancient vineyards are more than just a home for Caroline. They are also an unfathomable bounty from which she seeks to draw the very best, year after year. Through carefully honed instinct, hard work and judicious intervention at the right moment.


For all who appreciate a fine pour!