German Design Award Special 2016

Our homepage has been awarded by the German Design Council with a ,,Special Mention” in the category ,,Excellent communication design – digital media online” in the German Design Award.


Cuvée Surprise

Cuvée Surprise is not a wine – it’s a creative blend of wine tasting, stage performance and singing. Let Friedrich Bastian take you on a journey through the many legends of the Rhine Valley. On 27, 28 May 2016 and 26, 27 August 2016.


Middle Rhine Moments 2015 – Reif für die Insel

Friedrich Bastian, winemaker and singer, and Andreas Stüber, chef and hotelier, invite you to join them for a fun-filled island picnic with music. Everything is homemade and unapologetically romantic! 
Friday 8 July 2016 and Saturday 9 July 2016.


ARTE documentary “The Rhine”

In the third part of the documentary, ARTE visited “Cuvée Surprise” on Heyles’en Werth island. This TV event with Friedrich Bastian, the singing winemaker, is also available on DVD. You can purchase the entire series (ARTE-Edition, 4 x 45 mins) in the winery for 24.90 euros.


Gault Millau 2016

The 22nd edition of Gault Millau again marks us out as one of the leading producers in our small winegrowing region. We are very pleased to have been awarded two red grapes this year! Especially since the number of estates covered by Gault Millau has grown fourfold since it started rating wineries in 1992.



Germany’s Best Winemakers 2015The Feinschmecker gourmet magazine jury clearly had lots of fun with our wines. We are proud to have retained our two and a half F rating among Germany’s 300 best wine estates.