The House of Hesse overlooks over 800 years of history and is connected with most European royal houses – including Queen Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Alexander II.
The Prinz von Hessen winery is located on the south-eastern outskirts of Johannisberg in the Rheingau and was acquired in 1957 by Philip, Landgraf von Hessen for the Hessian House Foundation. Donatus Landgraf von Hessen is its managing director today. He conceives wine as a “vibrant and long lasting treasure tradition reflecting the work of many generations”. His vision is, above all, to achieve global recognition for the Riesling grape.
At the time of acquisition of the goods, the vineyards of the estate were 7 hectares in the wine-growing region of Rheingau which has greatly expanded in the following years and now covers 36 hectares. In the position classification in 1999, two thirds of the vineyard area was classified as First Growths. About 90% of the vineyards are planted with Riesling and Pinot Blanc, Merlot and Pinot Noir are grown next to the winery.
Being picturesque and close to the River Rhine, the young and dynamic team makes wine out of internationally highly rated Rieslings led by the winery Director Dr. Clemens Kiefer and Sascha Huber. Rich humus and mineral soils, sunny slopes, the greatest care, selective harvest and technically advanced processing methods are the guarantors for the excellent quality of the wines of Prinz von Hessen.