Today, three generations of the Klein family work hand-in-hand to honour the heritage. Jan Matthias Klein, together with Gerd and Gundi Klein own Staffelter Hof. Jan Matthias Klein leads the winemaking process. Gerd Klein, well renowned for his direct yet festive nature and trademark moustache, maintains and nurtures the vines ensuring an ever-improving harvest. With an encyclopedic knowledge of wine culture and local history, a conversation with Gerd (over a glass of wine) is an experience not to be missed. Gundi Klein, the heart of the family, takes care of the guest rooms ensuring that your visit is as comfortable as possible, and includes a traditional German breakfast buffet.
This steep slope vineyards, with a breathtaking view over the Mosel valley, are 100 organically farmed, producing the world-renowned and acclaimed Mosel Rieslings. A holistic approach to farming and winemaking, with no resources to herbicides and the maximum care to avoid water misuse or environmental pollution results in the clearest, fresh and quaffable wines. Nowhere else in the world does Riesling grow with such finesse and elegance.
Riesling is an unbelievably diverse variety, with an almost unbeatable capacity to bring forth diverse age-worthy wines. Remarkable land, loved and farmed with integrated practices and world aged knowledge producing superior wines, capable of a broad spectrum of taste, much as young as old. Because if there is a wine capable of gracefully withstanding time, that is a Mosel Riesling for sure.