Winter opening hours

Our wine tavern ,,Zum Grünen Baum” is open from the 30th of March

The vinothèque is open Friday to Sunday from 11.00 a.m. – 06.00 p.m.

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 21 June and 22 June 2019 in our vinothèque in Bacharach.

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.

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 17.90 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.