Prinz Von Hessen
Stunning Dry Riesling from the Banks of the Rhine
Donatus Prinz von Hessen is a very engaging and down-to-earth guy, and in fact genuinely royal (436th in line to the British throne), and his wines are great!
Donatus took charge of the family estate in 2005 when it was going through a slightly difficult phase and turned its fortunes around - they decided to change everything and got rid of 30% of the vineyards.
The estate has holdings in some of the best vineyards in the Rheingau with 20 of the 30ha of vines planted on first growth sites. They are located on a wide sweep of south-facing vineyards on the Rhine.
The vineyards are protected from the north by the Taunus hills and warmed by the sun to the south.
It is in the very heart of fine German wine production, with the ancient Schloss Johannisberg (where Riesling was first planted in 1720) located just behind one of Prinz von Hessen's vineyards.