District of Oestrich

The wine town of Oestrich looks back on a wine history of over 1100 years. Together with Winkel, Mittelheim and Hallgarten, it forms the largest wine-growing community in Hessen. If you go on a discovery tour in the beautiful little town, not only numerous vines bear witness to the history of viticulture, but also the town itself. For example, the "Oestricher Kran" (crane), a relic from 1745, stands guard on the banks of the Rhine. It is considered the town's landmark and was mainly used to load wine barrels at the time. But also the Oestrich wine market, which took place until early modern times, was traditionally celebrated year after year and points to the long wine history of Oestrich.

The Oestricher Doosberg was one of the first vineyards owned by the Ress family. To this day, the family cultivates valuable parcels in the Doosberg and in the Oestricher Lenchen. The Oestrich district is largely made up of loess and loess-loam soils, some of which are interspersed with limestone and produce expressive wines. The traditional grape varieties of this region - Riesling and Pinot Noir - often have floral aromas and a characteristic acidity. They ripen rather slowly and gain character with each passing year.

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