2019 Kirchspiel Riesling – Weingut Seehof
Style: White
Country: Germany
Region: Rheinhessen
Grape: Riesling
Score: 90-94
Price: 10-20 euro

2019 Kirchspiel Riesling – Weingut Seehof.

Recently, we uncorked a gem from our cellar—the 2019 Kirchspiel Riesling by Weingut Seehof. This exquisite dry Riesling hails from one of Rheinhessen’s most esteemed vineyards, embodying the pinnacle of single-vineyard craftsmanship.

Embark with us on a sensory voyage to the legendary Kirchspiel vineyard. We’ll delve into the nuances of Seehof’s 2019 vintage, where tradition and excellence converge in a symphony of flavors. Join us as we uncover the essence of this remarkable wine.

About the Winery

Weingut Seehof, located in Westhofen (Rheinhessen), Germany, is a testament to the beauty of balancing traditional winemaking with modern innovation. Helmed by Florian Fauth (4th generation), the winery is renowned for its commitment to sustainable practices and minimal intervention, allowing the character of the terroir and the purity of the fruit to shine through in every bottle. This philosophy has positioned Weingut Seehof as a top winery, that produces wines that are not only of exceptional quality but also reflective of their unique origins.

About the Wine

The Kirchspiel vineyard, with its south-facing slopes and limestone-rich soils, provides an idyllic setting for cultivating Riesling. This coveted plot in Westhofen is celebrated for yielding wines of unmatched elegance and complexity. The distinct microclimate, characterized by warm days and cool nights, ensures a perfect balance of acidity and ripeness in the grapes. Kirchspiel’s unique terroir, combined with meticulous vineyard management, is integral to the distinctive profile of its wines.

The 2019 vintage was remarkable in Westhofen for its excellent climatic conditions, leading to an optimal balance of acidity and sugar levels in the grapes. This balance is beautifully reflected in the 2019 Kirchspiel Riesling, a vintage that stands out for its vibrancy and depth.

This vintage opens with a lively bouquet of citrus zest and white peach, underpinned by a delicate hint of green apple. As the wine breathes, it unfolds layers of wet stone and blossoming white flowers, echoing the limestone influence of its vineyard.

On the palate, the wine dazzles with a crisp acidity and a pronounced minerality, its signature traits. The citrus and stone fruit notes evolve into a complex melody of ripe nectarine and a whisper of honey, creating a harmonious balance. The wine’s minerality, a reflection of the Kirchspiel’s terroir, pierces through, leading to a finish that is refreshingly crisp and enduring.


The 2019 Kirchspiel Riesling by Weingut Seehof is a captivating expression of the Westhofen terroir, marrying the vineyard’s mineral complexity with the vintage’s excellent balance of acidity and ripeness. It exemplifies the winery’s dedication to producing wines that are true to their roots, offering a sip that is as thought-provoking as it is enjoyable. Perfect for pairing or contemplative sipping, this vintage is a testament to the legacy and future of Weingut Seehof.

Through its detailed exploration of Weingut Seehof’s philosophy, the Kirchspiel vineyard’s unique characteristics, and the nuanced flavors of the 2019 vintage, this wine forms a memorable journey through the essence of Westhofen’s winemaking tradition.

We happily award this top tier Riesling with a 92-point DWA score.

This review is written by our own Niels Aarts. We bought this bottle of Kirchspiel at the winery in 2020.

Price:                          €18,00

Taste date:                January 2024

Score:                         92/100 DWA Score

Website:                    Weingut Seehof