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DECANTER 04/2018

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).


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

90 points | 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Grand Cru dry
90 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Scheurebe Alte Reben dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE


FALSTAFF 2018

94 points | 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry GRAND CRU
91 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Scheurebe Alte Reben dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE


EICHELMANN 2018

German wine guide
91 points | 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Grand Cru dry
90 points | 2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg Riesling dry GRAND CRU


VINUM 2018

90 points | 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner dry GRAND CRU


AWC VIENNA 2017

91 points (gold medal): 2015 Sister.Act Silvaner dry >>see award here
90 points (silver medal): 2015 Sister.Act Riesling dry >> see award here


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.


RIESLINGCHAMPION 2017

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

88 points | 2016 Scheurebe dry VDP.GUTSWEIN
87 points | 2016 Rosé dry VDP.GUTSWEIN - already sold out -
85 points | 2016 Weißburgunder dry VDP.GUTSWEIN- already sold out -


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.