Our family has made wine for 400 years. Our steep slopes produce Riesling wines of top quality, grown in harmony with Nature, entailing lots of time-consuming manual labor, and it is these values we seek to preserve. Selbach-Oster cultivates 21 hectares (51 acres) in some of the best steep slopes on the Mosel: 98 percent are planted with Riesling, 2 percent Pinot Blanc. Many of our vineyards are ungrafted, some up to 100 years old, and these venerable vines yield highly aromatic fruit from small, thick-skinned juicy berries. Our focus on quality starts with low yields and meticulous care in each detail of working the vines, entailing an enormous amount of hard physical work – particularly in our steep slopes. This is especially true during harvest when we pick the grapes by hand in multiple passes in our steep slopes.