Officially founded as a monastery in 1335, this “Farm of the Carthusians” was given as a gift to the monks of the Carthusian order by Prince-Elector Balduin of Luxembourg.
The vineyards of Eitelsbach, named after a nearby tributary of the Ruwer, were first mentioned in writings circa 1223. Over a hundred years later, in 1335, Prince-Elector Balduin of Luxembourg gifted an estate on the land to the monks of the Carthusian, who founded it as an official winegrowing estate and cultivated wine for almost 500 years. By 1803, the estate was secularised and passed into the hands of the French government. Eight years later it was sold to the highest bidder: Director General Valentin Leonardy of the French army.
Since 1811, Karthäuserhof has been passed down from generation to generation within a single family. The current owner, Albert Behler, represents the seventh generation of the family to uphold the stellar international reputation of Karthäuserhof, which it has held for the past 200 years.
Karthäuserhofberg wines have an exceptionally diverse range of aromas, from tropical fruit to a marked minerality due to the vines’ access to a balanced mix of the elements they need to thrive. It is a true pleasure to welcome Julia Lübcke, Managing Director and the eighth generation, Iris Behler, to the Club who will host a Masterclass of these historic and superb wines.
We will taste:
2008 Karthäuserhof Riesling trocken
2018 Karthäuserhof “Schieferkristall” Riesling trocken
2012 Karthäuserhof Riesling Kabinett trocken
2018 Karthäuserhof “Alte Reben” Riesling trocken
2010 Karthäuserhof “Alte Reben” Riesling trocken
2015 Karthäuserhof GG Riesling trocken “Late Release”
2018 Karthäuserhof Riesling Kabinett feinherb
2017 Karthäuserhof Riesling Kabinett
2003 Karthäuserhof Riesling Spätlese
2007 Karthäuserhof Riesling Spätlese
2011 Karthäuserhof Riesling Auslese
1999 Karthäuserhof Riesling Beerenauslese No. 38