Decanter’s tastings director Christelle Guibert recommends our 2016 Iphöfer Kalb Silvaner dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE in the Decanter magazine, section “weekday wines”: “A visionary estate that’s one of Franconia’s leading Silvaner producers. This is intense and focused with white stone and citrus fruits, the palate driven by fruit purity and minerality. Easy to spot with its distinctive bottle shape.” (Decanter 04/2018, p 95).
The British wine critic Tamyln Currin published a wonderful article about our Silvaner VDP.GUTSWEIN on www.jancisrobinson.com - absolutely worth reading!"It smells of cool early mornings and elderflower cordial, and then, if you give it a chance to open in the glass, a little bit of nuttiness – that cobnut/green almond flavour that goes so beautifully with a bowl of salted pistachios or a plate piled high with steamed asparagus. (...) It's also light enough to enjoy a glass by itself – a summer staple for soaking up evening sunlight after work." >> read full article
WINES OF GERMANY GASTRO CUP 2018
Ranked among the final top 3 (category "Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Silvaner over 12 €"):
2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Silvaner Alte Reben dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE
DECANTER ASIA WINE AWARDS 2017
1st place: "Best Dry Riesling" ("Best-in-Show", 95 points): 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Grand Cru dry "Delicious stuff. The palate is perfectly balanced and fresh as a daisy, bursting with intense pear/citrus flavours, the reverberating length and balance exquisite. An utterly impressive wine." (Decanter 09/2017) >> see the award here.
Gold medal (96 points): 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry GRAND CRU
GAULT MILLAU 2018
German wine guide
91 points | 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Grand Cru dry
90 points | 2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg Riesling dry GRAND CRU
AWC VIENNA 2017
THE SPECTATOR 10/2017
"(...) But back to my quest for frankenwein in bottles shaped just how supermarkets don’t like. I was put onto Iris Ellman, an inspired buyer at the WineBarn who supplies frankenwein to Harvey Nichols and the Wine Society from Hans Wirsching, growers for 14 generations in three types – gewürztraminer, silvaner (the grapes for which the region is best known) and scheurebe. Gosh, they’re good – fresh and lively. Start clamouring for them now.(...)"
>> Read full article here.
With our 2013 Iphöfer Kronsberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese we belong to the top 3 German "Riesling Champions" (category "sweet wines"). 6 Franconian award winners - impressive Franconian competence in Riesling wines ! >> see photo of the awardees.
WEINPUR TROPHY 2017
BEST OF RIESLING 2017
91 points (Meininger Verlag 06/2017): 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Auslese
COLLECTION OF THE YEAR
awarded by the wine guide "Wein-Plus" for the region of Franconia (tasting season 2016/17; 05/2017).
rating "outstanding": 2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg Riesling Alte Reben dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE
rating "very good": 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE
>> see award here.
WINE SPECTATOR 03/2017
92 points | 2015 Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE: "Very fruity, this is redolent of apple pastry, peach tart and custard flavors that feature some smoky notes. Lush and spicy on the finish, with plenty of cream and spice details. Drink now through 2022." (Wine Spectator 03/2017, p. 106)
GERMAN WINERY OF THE YEAR 2017
We are especially delighted about the award "German Winery of the year 2017", which we received from the German magazine "selection" (issue 04/2016). >> see the award here.
BAVARIAN STATE AWARD OF HONOUR 2016
The Bavarian Minister for Agriculture, Helmut Brunner, has honoured our wine estate with the Bavarian State Award of Honour 2016, the most renowned Bavarian wine award. We received this award for the quality of our wines from the 2015 vintage. We feel very delighted, because our complete wine range formed the basis of consideration. >> See a picture of the conferment of the State Award of Honour here.