Traditionally led by the women of the family, the Willems winegrowing estate is now in its fifth generation. The family-owned-and-run operation began as a mixed farm until the 1971 marriage of Maria Willems to her Karl, who bore the same surname thanks to a distant common ancestor. From their union emerged the doubled name that the Weingut Willems-Willems proudly continues to use today.
One change: Daughter Carolin has assumed responsibility for the wines, together with her husband Jürgen. The two commute regularly from their Appenheim home in Rhinehessen out to the Saar. And are extremely grateful that the grandparents are still hale and hearty, and willing to shoulder a healthy load in both the vineyards and sales operations. Karl and Maria Willems are also responsible for the holiday flats located in the historical section of the winegrower's house.