Recent awards and accolades

March 2019

Riesling Champion

3rd place for the single vineyard “Altenberg”

March 2019

The Sunday Times Magazine

Burgundy beware - Germany is the rising star for pinot noir
to the article

March 2019

falstaff

Tasting scores for Hofmann:
To the article (German)



Tasting scores for Willems-Willems:
To the article (German)



March 2019

vinum

Tasting scores for Hofmann:
To the article (German)



Tasting scores for Willems-Willems:

To the article (German)



May 2019

Newcomer of the Year: Weingut Hofmann

The “Newcomer of the year” is given annually to estates previously unknown to Wein-Plus or which have made large qualitative leaps
to the article (German)

NOVEMBER 2018

Eichelmann 2019

4 stars for Jürgen Hofmann To the article (German)
3 stars for Carolin Hofmann to the article (German)

NOVEMBER 2018

Gault Millau 2019

3 grapes for Jürgen Hofmann to the article (German)
2 grapes for Carolin Hofmann to the article (German)

Archive

Awards and accolades 2018

February 2018

Outstanding Wines – Feinherb Feminism

Interview with Carolin Hofmann

To the interview (German)

Awards and accolades 2017

2017

James Suckling

Tasting scores from James Suckling:
to the article

2017

Weinwisser

The 2016 Riesling Kabinett is awarded 17 of 20 points by WEINWISSER:
to the article

March 2017

falstaff

Tasting Scores Hofmann:
to the article

NOVEMBER 2017

Eichelmann 2017

4 stars for Jürgen Hofmann to the article (German)

Awards and accolades 2016

January 2016

Landesschau aktuell Rheinland-Pfalz

Vinothek instead of Supermarket to the video (German)

Awards and accolades 2015

July 2015

wine-pages.com

Wine of the Week: Video wine review of Jürgen's Riesling trocken "Vom roten Stein" 2014

to the video (German)

March 2015

SCHILLER-WINE

Jürgen & Carolin Hofmann among "111 Best Young German Winemakers" (A Listing by Stuart Pigott) to the article

March 2015

vinum

The Scheurebe 2013 from Jürgen Hofmann is awarded 15.5 points and recommended to the article (German)

February 2015

Handelsblatt

Carolin Hofmann among "Germany's best young winegrowers"

to the article (German)

Awards and accolades 2014

November 2014

The WINE and FOOD association, NL

Grauburgunder trocken from Weingut Hofmann is declared Wine of the Year in Holland.

September 2014

SWR

On his show "Kaffee oder Tee," Werner Eckert presents the Sauvignon Blanc from Weingut Hofmann to the video (German)

Awards and accolades 2013

November 2013

World Encyclopedia of Champagne & sparkling wine

Essie Avellan MW writes about our "Fritz Müller" sparkling wine:
"Fritz Müller has what German sparkling wine has been missing: sex appeal and character."
"With Fritz, inexpensive does not mean boring. The wines are so well made you would think they were much more expensive."
to the article

October 2013

Best of Wine Tourism Award 2014

1st place in the category Architecture, Parks and Gardens to the article (German)

July 2013

WEINWIRTSCHAFT

Best of Riesling 2013:

1st place Category I (dry to 12.5 % abv), Saar Riesling Schiefer Mosel
to the article (German)

May 2013

Allgemeine Zeitung

Article on the festival to dedicate the new vinothek
to the article

June 2013

vinum, Ursula Heinzelmann

Discovery of the Month:

"Carolin Willems and Jürgen Hofmann build a new facility to unite their two family estates, creating notable wines on the Saar and northern Rheinhessen."
to the article (German)

March 2013

falstaff, Peter Moser

Tasting, Saar-Riesling feinherb 2011

Riesling Altenberg Alte Reben, "Edmond":

91 points (excellent)

Riesling Altenberg:

87 points (recommended)

to the article (German)

Awards and accolades 2012

November 2012

Eichelmann 2013 Deutschlands Weine, Gerhard Eichelmann

3 stars for Jürgen Hofmann to the article (German)
3 stars for Carolin Hofmann to the article (German)

December 2012

DER FEINSCHMECKER

Recommendation: One of Germany's finest winegrowing estates

July 2012

Capital, David Schumacher

The best German wines of the 2011 vintage:

Sauvignon Blanc trocken:

1st place Jürgen Hofmann
to the article (German)

December 2012

STUART PIGOTT´S Weinhier Blog

06 Dec 2012, New York diary: Sometimes the most special moments of joy are also the most surprising ones, like the bottle of 2011 Silvaner trocken from Jürgen Hofmann which I bought for $12 from a small wine store on East 9th street named Brix" to the article
more

September 2012

WEINWELT, Kristine Bäder

Rheinhessen's young north:

Jürgen Hofmann "may end up being for northern Rheinhessen what Klaus-Peter Keller is for the Wonnegau: a pioneer who awakens interest in other winegrowers around him as well."
to the article

Awards and accolades 2011

December 2011

DER FEINSCHMECKER

Recommendation: One of Germany's finest winegrowing estates

August 2011

FAZ, Stuart Pigott

"...and only a very few feinherb Rieslings are as gorgeous as the 2010 "Auf der Lauer" from Weingut Willems-Willems in Oberemmel." to the article

May 2011

STERN, Cornelius & Fabian Lange

Wine recommendation for white asparagus:

Weingut Willems&Willems, Saar-Riesling "Schiefer" trocken, 2010: "An aromatic brilliant play on the pleasures[…], massive minerality and long." Weingut Hofmann, Sauvignon blanc trocken, 2010: "Lean, tight Sauvignon, with plenty of body and length."
to the article (German)

March 2011

„Coole Winzer – coole Weine“

Restaurant magazine FIZZZ presents Weingut Hofmann and other innovative young winegrowers: "They are young, they are unconventional and they are successful. They are winegrowers. They have liberated wine from its image as an old-fashioned drink for the over-50 crowd and are gaining the attention of a growing number of young people in clubs and bars. The kind looking for more than just a cool outfit!" to the article (German)

January 2011

Mainzer Wirtschaftspreis

for the estates Willems-Willems and Hofmann in the category "Best Succession Concept."

January 2011

Allgemeine Zeitung Rhein Main, Maike Hessedenz

Mainzer Wirtschaftspreis for Carolin and Jürgen Hofmann: "Bundled know-how through the expertise of the parents and international studies by the younger generation." to the article (German)

Awards and accolades 2010

November 2010

Gault Millau 2011

3 grapes for Jürgen Hofmann to the article (German)
2 grapes for Carolin Hofmann to the article (German)

September 2010

VivArt, Manfred Lüer

"Carolin and Jürgen Hofmann from the Rheinhessen town of Appenheim have made a name early for themselves through Sauvignon Blanc.": to the article

July 2010

Stuart Pigott´s kleiner genialer Weinführer

In his book "Stuart Pigott´s kleiner genialer Weinführer," the wine critic declared Carolin Hofmann to be "Young Winemaker of the Year."

July 2010

Capital, Daniel Schumacher

Report on Sauvignon Blanc: "A few months ago Hofmann put his bottles up against the best Sauvignon Blancs from the competition. To triumphant result." to the article (German)

May 2010

Weinwirtschaft

"Carolin and Jürgen Hofmann from the Rheinhessen town of Appenheim have made a name early for themselves through Sauvignon Blanc." to the article

Awards and accolades 2009

September 2009

Carolin Hofmann in an interview with Werner Eckert

Interview on radio broadcaster SWR4 Rheinland-Pfalz: Carolin Hofmann in an interview with Werner Eckert. to the interview

July 2009

Inauguration

The young group of winemakers behind "Simply Wine" provided a suitable wine for the inaugural part of German Federal President Horst Köhler.

May 2009

FAZ, Stuart Pigott

"Dry and off-dry Rieslings from the Saar? Young winemaker Carolin Hofmann's star is on the rise. Her best wines remain for a year in the barrel to age in peace." to the article (German)

March 2009

Pepper, Daniel Holzer

"A big dose of big happiness." to the article (German)

Awards and accolades 2007/2008

August 2008

Für Sie, Christina Fischer

Wine recommendation: Hofmann Grüner Silvaner "S," 2007 to the article (German)

June 2008

Handelsblatt weekend, Pit Falkenstein

Silvaner duel between Franken and Rheinhessen, Hofmann Grüner Silvaner "S", 2007, winning wine TOP 7 from Rheinhessen to the article (German)

March 2008

Handelsblatt weekend, Pit Falkenstein

Wine recommendation: Hofmann Sauvignon blanc trocken, 2007 to the article (German)

March 2007

Decanter Buying Guide

4**** Stars Award: Willems-Willems, Oberemmeler Altenberg Riesling, 2005, "Elegant mineral style, lovely crisp acidity, balanced and fine." to the articlel

Awards and accolades 2005/2006

October 2006

STERN / Weinkolumne, Cornelius & Fabian Lange

"Scott died at the South Pole. Livingstone in Africa, Columbus discovered America. And we? Weingut Willems in Oberemmel. It is small and unknown, but it's wines are cracking good."

June 2006

FAZ, Stuart Pigott

Wine recommendation in the article "Saargenhafter Jahrgang": Willems-Willems Riesling "Schiefer," 2005

March 2005

Johannes B. Kerner - Show

Wine tip from on Hendrik Thoma to Johann Lafer´s Kalbsfrikadellen: 2004er Fusion II Riesling, Weingut Hofmann