In 1984, Ingrid and Thomas and Ingrid Eller founded their own winery in Rheinhessen, around Alsheim, the predecessor winery to Juwel Weine. Daughter Juliane Eller took over the parental business in 2013, after the young winemaker finished her studies in Geisenheim. At that time, she was just 24 years old. She was eager to give free rein to her creativity and was eager to implement new things. The name Juwel is composed of the first two letters of her first and last name, in the middle a W for wine.
Juliane Eller turned the whole company upside down. She drastically reduced the 25 grape varieties cultivated to 5, and the grapes are harvested by hand. In addition, she is gradually converting the business to organic farming. Already now, she completely renounces artificial fertilizers and pesticides.
From the vineyard to the cellar
Soon, only organically grown wines will be produced at the Juwel wine estate. The grapes are exclusively harvested by hand, carefully with scissors and buckets. Strict selection is already carried out in the vineyard to ensure that only immaculate grapes are brought into the cellar. In the cellar the careful work continues. The wines are fermented spontaneously and with natural yeasts, red wines then enjoy further maturing time in barriques.
Site and soils
Juliane Eller and the Juwel winery can call about 20 hectares of vineyards their own. Here 5 different grape varieties are planted:
- Pinot Blanc
- Pinot Gris
- Pinot Noir
The soils here are primarily loess loam, clay and lime. The Riesling grows excellently in the Alsheimer Frühmesse, the most famous site here, which is cultivated close to nature.
The innovative Juwel wines and Juliane Eller's Juwel winery regularly win awards. Gault & Millau states that the Juwel wines "reflect typicality and combine accessibility with sophistication". There have been awards and good reviews from, among others:
- Gault Millau
The wine region Rheinhessen
The wines of Juwel - Juliane Eller grow and prosper in Germany's largest wine-growing region with 26,500 hectares: Rheinhessen in Rhineland-Palatinate. Many innovative and young winegrowers and wineries bring movement to the wine market from here. Modern technology, quality improvement and new ideas make for great wines that are unmissable.
Winegrowing in Rheinhessen looks back on a tradition of more than 2000 years. In the 19th century, the wines of Rheinhessen celebrated worldwide success.
Riesling, Silvaner and the Burgundy varieties grow and ripen particularly well here. The soils are made up of lime, clay, sand, loam, slate, quartzite, porphyry, volcanic rock, Rotliegend and sedimentary layers. Every year 2.5 million hectolitres of wine are produced in Rheinhessen.
The most famous vineyards in Rheinhessen:
- Red slope
- Westhofener Morstein
- Westhofener well house
- Wormser Liebfrauenstift
- Church piece
More information about Juwel Weine - Juliane Eller
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+49 6249 4666|
|Fax:||+49 6249 4058|
|Year of Incorporation:||1984|
|Company Owner:||Juliane Eller|
|Managing Director:||Juliane Eller|
|Vineyard Area:||20 ha|
|Cultivated Vineyards:||Alsheim early mass|
|Soil Type, Soil Characteristics:||Loess, calcareous marl|