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Weingut Dr. Fischer | Mosel

Weingut Dr. Fischer Vineyards in Saar, Germany

The historic Weingut Dr. Fischer estate is located in Ockfen, a small village in a tributary valley near the confluence of the Saar and Mosel rivers in far western Germany. Written records of winemaking in Ockfen date back to the Villa Occava convent, which was founded in AD 975; viticulture, however, was brought to the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago, according to wine historians.

The twelve-hectare holding includes a parcel of the Bockstein vineyard, which is classified as a Grosse Lage, the German equivalent of grand cru. The style is classic Saar: racy, grapefruit-scented, delicately structured yet intense. Quality has received a further boost since 2014, when Martin Foradori Hofstätter (of the eponymous Alto Adige estate) became a co-owner of the property.