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Wine Estate Facts
Region: Mosel (Saar)
Owner: Eberhard von Kunow
Estate Size: 10.5 hectares/26 acres
Production; 5,000 cases
Grapes: 100% Riesling
Vineyard: Scharzhofberg, Oberemmeler Hütte (Monopole)
Eberhard von Kunow, proprietor of the estate located in Oberemmel in the Saar Valley, turned over the reins in 2011 to his son Maximillian (Max), now the 7th generation of family ownership. The estate is comprised of an old manor house, once part of the famous wine-
Though fruity style Riesling wines still predominate, Max plans on producing more dry styled Rieslings. He has also introduced organic farming to the estate's vineyards.
The estate owns about 26 acres of vineyards and has a production of about 5,000 cases. The Oberemmeler Hütte is the largest holding with 12.5 acres and is wholly owned by the von Kunow family. A portion of the Oberemmeler Balduinsberg (6.25 acres) and of the famous Scharzhofberg (7.5 acres) round out the estate. The vineyards are planted to 100% Riesling.
A founding member of Der Grosse Ring, the von Hövel Estate is a member of the VDP Mosel-