Since 1723, Weingut Tesch has been a family-owned winery in Langenlonsheim, located in the Nahe region of Southwest Germany. The year, 2023, marks the wine estate’s 300th year of winemaking excellence. The winery is known far and wide for its highly rated Rieslings.
Current owner, Dr. Martin Tesch, represents the eleventh generation of his family to lead the business. With a degree in microbiology, he started working for his parents di lui in 1996 and took over when his father di lui retired. In 2001, Martin began reinventing the estate, going back to basics and primarily producing dry Rieslings, bottled without any intervention.
Langenlonsheim, one of the oldest and largest wine-growing villages in the region, is just five miles from the Rhine River. While enjoying the Rhine Valley climate, the six Tesch vineyards are shielded from winds by surrounding hills, giving their wines a character that is distinct from other Rhine Valley wines. Award-winning Tesch wines strongly reflect the unique terroir of each vineyard. In 2022, the Krone vineyard was completely replanted.
Weingut Tesch is considered an innovative winery, although Martin has embraced traditional methods. His grapes di lui are grown with environmentally friendly practices and are hand harvested. Gentle, artisanal aging techniques are followed in the cellar. Martin was quick to embrace screw tops over corks. The metal closures ensure that all bottles of a specific vintage will taste the same, with no probability of oxidation.