Zeller Pommerell – my favourite sports ground
Rocky cliffs, numerous terraces and blue slate formed the Pommerell into an unconventional and very steep vineyard. The cliffs main component of blue slate provides a good water storage. Even strong sun and long periods of dryness can not harm the deep rooting vines, in this lies the strength of the Pommerell and the vinter. The results are unusually light and fresh wines.
This, our steepest vineyard, is fitted out with a monorail. The rail is used to transport fertilizer and work tools up and, of course, in autumn the grapes down. The transport of passengers is allowed and our holiday guests and customers can enjoy an adrenalin boost during the journey with this unusual vehicle. Arriving at the top one is rewarded with a romantic view over Zell.
The Wine: Our favourite. The Pommerell is a part of the family: fresh, finely acidic, fruity and very mineral. A complex wine with its own character and discerning fans.
Zeller Kreuzlay – Relaxation and Spa
We saved this 1.7 hectare vineyard from going wild. It is situated high above Zell and delivers a fantastic view over Zell and down over our estate. This is our newest aquisition.
The Wine: The dry, very fruity Riesling from 2011 was so good that we named it our wine of the year. Medium dry wines with a distinctive, fruity note are also produced in this steep vineyard.
The name Petersborn-Kapertchen is from the latin caput meaning – head back.
For a long time, wines from this vineyard have belonged to the best in Germany.
In 1868 a prussian classification attested to the great quality of this vineyard.
The Wine: A melt in the mouth moment with loads of fruity aromas from citrus fruits, peach, ripe apples and passion fruit. A rich mineral structure.
This steep vineyard is built on deep reaching weathered slate. The vines root deep and store fruit and minerals from the crumbling blue slate. This vineyard is also classified as first class.
The Wine: Full-bodied, komplex with mineral and fruity overtones.
Definatly the vineyard with the most temperament. Its south facing location and generous depth of soil provides the vines with an advantage in the growing period.
The Wine: Wine from the Geisberg shows its worth early. This early advantage is reflected in our Kabinett. Light and pleasant.
Zeller Nussberg – my ski slope
Vines in this area grow near the Moselle and benefit from the warmth stored by the river and enjoy the heat of the sun through to the evening. Recently it became famous as the first ski slope in Zell.
The Wine: Not only does our noble, filigree Spätlese grow here but soon we will be able to offer a light Weissburgunder, low in acidity, from this area.
This vineyard profits from the sun in the west until late in the evening. The slate rich soil gives a nice round mineral taste.
The Wine: Our classic medium dry comes from this vineyard: lots of fruity overtones with a moderate acidity and a bit of bite – a mouth full of Riesling.
Top location. Medium soil depth stony with quartz and slate.
The Wine: The name says it all, fat garden. Here the riesling grows heavy, fullbodied, a little plump, fruity and usually medium dry. A force to be reckoned with.