Robert Weil and Domaine de Bellene are Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries for 2022!
We’re thrilled to share that two of our producers – Robert Weil (Rheingau) and Domaine de Bellene (Burgundy) – have been named Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 Wineries for 2022!
The Top 100 Wineries list is a diverse collection of producers from around the globe, determined by their performance in the magazine’s two-step blind-tasting process and celebrated for their exceptional wines.
Robert Weil – Peerless, Uncompromising Rieslings from the Rheingau
Founded in 1875, Weingut Robert Weil is considered to be one of the Rheingau’s younger wine estates. It is located in the heart of Kiedrich, a village first documented in the year 950. Kiedrich Turmberg and Kiedrich Gräfenberg, the estate’s top vineyards, are among the finest sites in the Rheingau.
The estate cultivates 90 hectares (222 acres) of vineyards, of which 100 percent are planted with Riesling. Today, Wilhelm Weil, the great-grandson of the estate’s founder, carries on the tradition of uncompromising, quality-oriented vineyard and cellar practices – a tradition that has been the hallmark of the winery for four generations.
Domaine de Bellene – Nicolas Potel’s Visionary Burgundy Domaine
In 2006, Nicolas acquired the Domaine buildings and began renovating them according to very strict environmental standards. Nicolas takes environmental responsibility very seriously and it is integrated into all aspects of the estate: buildings, vineyards, cellar work, energy conservation and generation, and packaging materials.
Nicolas Potel’s goal at Domaine de Bellene is to produce pure, characterful wines that are clear expressions of their classic Burgundy terroirs. And he wants to do this in a way that works with nature as much as possible, with minimal impact on the land and the environment.