Weingut Gustavshof is an organic winery located in the Rheinhessen region of Germany. The winery has been run by the Roll family since 2004, and they have been producing high-quality wines using biodynamic methods. The vineyards are situated in the village of Gau-Heppenheim and have been certified organic since 1991.
The winery cultivates several grape varieties, including Riesling, Silvaner, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris. They have a particular focus on producing dry and fruity wines with a strong sense of terroir. In addition to their still wines, they also produce sparkling wines using the traditional bottle fermentation method.
Gustavshof's winemaking philosophy is to allow the grapes to express their natural characteristics as much as possible. They use minimal intervention techniques in the vineyards, such as green pruning and cover cropping, to promote healthy vine growth and soil biodiversity. In the winery, they use spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts and minimal use of additives. They also age their wines in large oak barrels and stainless steel tanks to preserve their freshness and fruitiness.
The winery's flagship wine is the Riesling "Pur", which is made from grapes grown in the estate's oldest vineyards. This wine is fermented with wild yeasts and aged in oak barrels for several months, resulting in a complex and mineral-driven wine. Gustavshof's other wines, including their Pinot Noirs and Silvaners, are also highly regarded for their balance and finesse.