Elegant and powerful: the grapes for our single-site wines come only from selected parcels of our steep slopes – and only when we have been able to leave the fruit to ripen undamaged on the vine for as long as possible late into the autumn. The site’s initial on the matt silver label is a testament to the wine’s absolute individuality and a precise articulation of its origins.
Framed by vines, a mighty mediaeval watchtower springs suddenly from the steep slope: the Post Tower. Before it, the Rhine spreads like a giant silver mirror to reflect sunlight onto the wine terraces of Posten. This Riesling is a subtle and unmistakeable marriage of ripe, golden fruit aromas with crystalline clarity and mineral elegance.Order now
The most extensive area of Bacharach’s steep slopes is known as Wolfshöhle. It stretches from the edge of the village of Steeg to the western reaches of the Posten area on the flanks of Voigtberg mountain. These vineyards rise to an altitude of over 200 metres – making Wolfshöhle the sundeck overlooking our best sites. Here, the blue Devonian slate is veined with quartzite and the soil it supports is more thoroughly mixed with clay than in neighbouring Posten. The WOLFSHÖHLE-RIESLING is powerful and opulent, with brilliant fruit and a distinctly spicy aroma.Order now
Steeger St. Jost
The vineyards of the village of Steeg are among the most outstanding areas for Riesling on the Middle Rhine, and St. Jost is the Steeg’s premier single-site wine. Here, the vines are rooted in a clayey slate soil that is shot through with pastel-coloured layers of aeolian sands. Our ST. JOST RIESLING is defined by its delicate, floral aroma. Graceful and lively, it maintains a buoyant lightness even after an extended stay in your wine cellar.Order now
Each unmistakable for a character that is all their own, these three wines perfectly embody the three Bacharach terroirs on which they are grown. The fertile floodplain sand on our wine island of Heyles’en Werth, the blue Devonian slate of our steep slopes, and the deep loamy soil of the first elevated terrace over the valley give rise to three highly expressive, authentic vintages.
„Heyles´en Werth“ RIESLING
Heyles’en Werth is the name of the romantic island in the Rhine that lies downstream of Bacharach.This seven-hectare island has belonged to our family since 1815, and thanks to its elevation far above the level of water in the Rhine it has always been the perfect place to grow fruit, cereals and wine. The island’s unique microclimate and fertile floodplain soil provide the ideal conditions for an exceptional wine: our BASTIAN INSEL-RIESLING with fresh notes of sweet lime, herbs and grapefruit.Order now
The historic vineyards on Bacharach’s steep slate slopes are ideal not just for our Riesling vines. They also make the perfect home for the orion, a small blue butterfly that can survive here thanks to the protective way this traditional wine landscape is worked. Just like the blue butterfly depicted on its label, our Riesling from the best steep slate slopes is delicate, elegant and a breath of fresh air .Order now
The fertile loam of the first elevated terrace over the Rhine Valley is the best place to grow Pinot Noir, a noble red wine grape. The deep soil with its even humidity brings forth a velvety Burgundy wine, BACHARACHER SPÄTBURGUNDER, with a remarkably intense colour and an aroma of ripe red forest fruits. This wine also spends several months maturing in small oak barriques, after which it leaves our cellars as the refined BASTIAN SPÄTBURGUNDER.Order now
Full of life and variety, our estate wines will win you over with their charm: these down-to-earth, carefree ambassadors of the Middle Rhine are ideal companions to the everyday enjoyment of wine from the region.
BASTIANS ALDE´ FRITZ
“Every wine needs a face – even if that face has a hook nose and protruding ears.” That’s the legendary maxim of Fritz Bastian, the seventh Fritz to preside over the Zum Grünen Baum estate. So we named our distinctive, dry Riesling ALDE’ FRITZ in his honour. A robust product of the Middle Rhine that picks its own friends: hearty, fresh and headstrong.Order now
For a long time, the Scheurebe grape was believed to be a cross between Riesling and Silvaner. Now we know that Georg Scheu created this classic new crossing of modern grape variety from Riesling and Bouquet Blanc. Scheurebe exudes an enchanting scent of blackcurrant, grapefruit and gooseberry, while its spicy, peppery palate is dry and refreshing – our fresh and zesty BASTIAN SCHEUREBE is a perfect choice as apéritif or as a simple accompaniment to any party.Order now
Made from Blauer Portugieser and Blauer Spätburgunder grapes, our rosé cuvée is fresh, spicy and full of vigour.The Blauer Portugieser vines grow in the easily warmed slate soils to be found on the steep slopes of the Steeg Valley. The grapes are characterised by gentle fruit, mild acidity and soft tannins.
Meanwhile, the fertile loam of the first elevated terrace over the Rhine Valley gives the Blauer Spätburgunder grapes plenty of extract, density and a distinctive structure.
Whether or not this variety with its opulent deep blue grapes really comes from Portugal is unclear. But the fruit of the Blauer Portugieser are guaranteed to deliver honest table wines with a velvety fullness. Our Portugieser vines are over forty years old, and their roots dig deep into the slate to give us a ruby-coloured, fruity red wine with mild acidity and soft tannins.
Tip: You can also enjoy our BASTIAN PORTUGIESER lightly chilled.Order now
Charming and full of character: BASTIAN GUTSRIESLING is an easily approachable modern young wine for novice connoisseurs. This lively, zesty Middle Rhine Riesling’s hints of white peach and lime will leave you wanting more. On the palate, a suggestion of sweetness balances the wine’s fresh, invigorating acidity.Order now
In 1916 German viticulturalist Georg Scheu crossed Riesling with Bouquet Blanc, a vine that is unknown today. His successful result was the spicy, peppery Scheurebe variety with its unmistakeable aroma of blackcurrant, grapefruit and gooseberry. Our fruity BASTIAN SCHEUREBE is seductively sweet and yet refreshingly acidic, making it the perfect accompaniment to light Asian cuisine or for veal and poultry dishes.Order now
BASTIAN RIESLING KABINETT
Our BASTIAN RIESLING KABINETT is an aromatic, light summer Riesling. Its subtle, fruity sweetness combines elegantly with Riesling’s typical acidity to produce the inimitable finesse our easily warmed slate soils impart to the Riesling vines that grow in them. Lightly chilled, our Riesling Kabinett is also the ideal companion to a select choice of cheeses.Order now