Monday, July 11, 2016
Vineyard Visit and Wine Tasting Lunch at Weingut Hey in Naumburg, Saale-Unstrut, with Matthias Hey – Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours
The stars of the Saale-Unstrut Wine Region are Weingut Lützkendorf and Weingut Pawis, both members of the VDP, the association of about 200 elite winemakers. Closely behind them is a group of up-and-coming winemakers. One of them, perhaps the one which is most likely to be the next member of the VDP in the Saale-Unstrut Region, is Weingut Hey.
Owner/ winemaker Matthias Hey was our host. He took us on a vineyard walk and joint us for a wine pairing lunch at the winery.
It all started in 2001, well after German reunification when Sigrun and Reinhard Hey bought a once exquisite vineyard in the steep slope site “Naumburger Steinmeister” including the farmhouse at the foot of the vineyard. With dedication the totally overgrown vineyard was reclaimed by removing blackberry bushes that had almost suffocated 80 year old vines, rebuilding the terraces, and planting new vines.
Today, Weingut Hey is at 5 hectares in the Naumburger Steinmeister and Naumburger Sonneck vineyards.
Son Matthias, who graduated from the enological university in Geisenheim in 2008, is now at the helm and puts the emphasis on top quality and the uniqueness of the region.
Weingut Hey is also member of the “Breitengrad 51”, an association of young winemakers of the Saale-Unstrut region. Their aim is to produce Saale-Unstrut Rieslings of world-class quality and to put the region on the map as top wine producing cultural heritage destination.
Grape varieties: Müller-Thurgau, Gutedel, Silvaner, Weißburgunder, Riesling, Blauer Zweigelt, Spätburgunder, Portugieser.
2015 Weingut Hey Weissburgunder trocken Gutswein
2015 Weingut Hey Weissburgunder trocken Ortswein
2015 Weingut Hey Riesling trocken Gutswein
2015 Weingut Hey Riesling Buntsandstein trocken Ortswein
2015 Weingut Hey Riesling Muschelkalk trocken Ortswein
2015 Weingut Hey Riesling trocken, Steinmeister, Lagenwein
2015 Weingut Hey Riesling Spätlese halbtrocken, Steinmeister, Lagenwein
2015 Weingut Hey Riesling Beerenauslese süss, Steinmeister, Lagenwein
2015 Weingut Hey Weisse Cuvee trocken, Steinmeister, Breitengrad 51
Thanks for a wonderful vineyard walk and wine tasting luncheon.
Postings: Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Art, Culture and History (Published and Forthcoming Postings)
Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Art, Culture and History
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