Founded in 1947, Nik Weis – St. Urbans-Hof has become one of the most important and classic wineries in the Mosel region. Since 2000, the Riesling winery is member of Germany’s renowned VDP (Association of German Quality Wine Estates). The approximately 45 hectares of vineyards stretch for around 60 km along the Mosel and Saar rivers and are cultivaed in a traditional manner in harmony with nature. Five of the prestigious individual crus, in which world-class Rieslings grow, are classified as Wines from great Sites (VDP.Grosse Lage). The wines are fermented exclusively with indigenous yeasts.
gray Devonian slate
Located in the original, convex part of the Bockstein. Origin of some of the most expensive wines in the early 20th century, plant density goes up to 9.500 vines per hectare, single posts
Smoky-mineral and fine style, accompanied by multilayered floral, spicy and citrus flavors as well as well-balanced acidity
red slate and river pebbles
A steep Saar vineyard laying next right to the river in a southern exposition. Warmer climate and rocky ground
Fine wine style with flavors of yellow and stone fruits, plenty floral notes and salty but decent minerality
Planted in 1905, more Generation vineyard, with an exceptional water supply
Old vines with unique terroir, spicy-mineral with both juicy and concentrated fruit notes and elegant structure
gray Devonian slate; rugged steep Slope
high planting density; barren soil; dry, warm and windy climate
complex wines; spicy and mouth-filling body; fine citrus and grapefruit flavors
gray-blue Devonian slate
steep vineyard site; warm, slate dominated micro climate; proximity to the Mosel lead to complex wines
intense minerality and flavors of wild spices and ripe fruit
blue Devonian slate
windy, ideal water supply, over 100 years old vines and founded in the 2nd century AD by the Romans, high influence of the Mosel river
herbal minerality; profound body and highly aromatic concentration of ripe tropical fruits and berries
Our standard range is characterized by wines with white labels. This assortment is rounded off by our special features and specialties, recognizeable by the black labels. In the estate wine area, exquisite Burgundy varieties complement our portfolio. Only Riesling is grown in our VDP.Ortslagen or VDP.Grossen Lagen.
We are always happy when the quality of our authentic, natural and origin-throut wine style is praised by well-known national and international wine tasters and critics. The key word is continuity, and so we hope, you enjoy browsing through our reviews and wine ratings of the past few years.
Nik Weis’ grandfather not only founded the winery in 1947, but also established one of the first privately owned nurseries in Germany which is providing winemakers from the Mosel and all over the world with new grapevines until today. Nik Weis especially focuses on the genetics of very old Riesling vines in the Mosel valley since he could prove that even the composition of the plant and vineyard have a huge impact on the wine quality.
Inspired by the “urban lifestyle“ of many cities like New York, London, Moscow or Paris, winemaker and globetrotter Nik Weis decided to express this approach to life and pleasure through wine. Just as all famous cities have a genuine character and flair, Nik also thought of a wine whose individual character would stand out the average mass of wines. His non-estate Mosel wine would never be a Riesling that could as well have grown anywhere else on the planet.
URBAN Riesling is a well-known and regularly-awarded wine branch which never forgot about its roots.