German wine guide
91 points | 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Grand Cru dry
90 points | 2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg Riesling Großes Gewächs trocken
89 points | 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Grand Cru dry
89 points | 2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg Silvaner Großes Gewächs trocken
89 points | 2016 Iphöfer Kronsberg Scheurebe Alte Reben dry VDP.ERSTE LAGE
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.
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 Grand Cru dry
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.
FALSTAFF WEINGUIDE 2017
2014 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Großes Gewächs dry
2014 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Großes Gewächs dry
2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg VDP.Erste Lage Silvaner dry
2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Riesling Alte Reben dry
2015 Iphöfer Kalb VDP.Erste Lage Silvaner dry
2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Silvaner Alte Reben dry
2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Scheurebe Alte Reben dry
2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Weißburgunder Alte Reben dry
JANCIS ROBINSON 09/2016
Wine writer Tamlyn Currin featured our 2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Scheurebe Alte Reben dry in his piece “Scheurebe and some glamorous stragglers” (Jancis Robinson, 09/2016) applauding: “Refined and focused on the nose and a very serious Scheu indeed. Nuttiness and strength. Gorgeously salty, long and honed to chiselled contours. A minty cassis core that is mouthwatering. Complex and aristocratic. This would be a beautiful wine to pair with food. Powerful enough to work with swordfish or monkfish, chilli and strong oriental flavours like fresh coriander or green chilli and coconut. Outstanding.” It gained 17 points (1st place).
THE DRINKS BUSINESS 08/2016
Among the top 10 German Scheurebe wines: 2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Scheurebe Alte Reben dry: "This fuller, off-dry style of Scheurebe from VDP Franken producer Hans Wirsching is possibly more reminiscent of Gewürztraminer than the usual Sauvignon Blanc, with honey and yellow fruit flavours mingling with lychee, mint and blackcurrant. Weighing in at a punchy ABV of 14%, it’s nevertheless balanced and elegant." (The drinks business 08/2016) >> Read the complete article here
90 points: 2015 Iphöfer Kronsberg VDP.Erste Lage Scheurebe Alte Reben dry
90 points: 2015 Iphöfer Scheurebe Kabinett dry
89 points: 2015 Scheurebe dry
BEST OF RIESLING 2016
93 points: 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg VDP.Erste Lage Riesling dry (Meininger Verlag 06/2016)
INTERNATIONAL PINOT GRIGIO AWARD 2016
90,8 points, 4 stars (Top 10), "extraordinary quality": 2015 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg VDP.Erste Lage Grauburgunder Alte Reben dry >> Please find the award here.
"Best German Dry White over £15" (95 points): 2014 Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Großes Gewächs dry: "Altogether superior! A very pretty lemon and apple nose is followed by a powerful, spicy medium-bodied palate. This is totally engaging, with marked intensity, complexity and purity of fruit. Gets revs of flavour up and running and keeps the pedal down throughout. Outstanding Sylvaner with admirable structure and length." (Decanter 05/2016) >> Please find the certificate here.