Dr. H. Thanisch Estate
The Thanisch family is mentioned as producers of noble wines as early as 1800 and during the 19th century the estate achieved its world-wide reputation under the leadership of Hugo Thanisch, a Doctor of Philosophy and a member of the county government. Today the estate is managed by Sofia Thanisch-Spier. The estate is a member of the VdP (Germany’s association of Quality wine estates) All of the Thanisch vineyards are planted exclusively with the noble Riesling grape, most of them non-grafted.
The Berncasteler Doctor presents the finest tradition of winemaking. According to a legend, the Doctor vineyard was given its name in 1360 by Archbishop Boemond II of Trier when – after his Doctor had given up hope – he regained his health by drinking the wine from this vineyard. Berncasteler Doctor has the unique distinction of being officially valued at the highest unit price per acre of any agricultural land in Germany