Slate meets Limestone

Saar meets Rheinhessen. Willems meets Hofmann.

Carolin (née Willems) and Jürgen Hoffmann unite the terroir of their two hometowns: 

the joining of their individual estates necessitated changes to both of their bottle designs. The labels for the estates’ traditional portfolios, one created in Oberemmel, the other in Appenheim, now carry the signet of their respective terroirs. Each label also proudly bears an individual hand-drawn illustration that encapsulates the distinctive character of each wine.

Slate soil on the Saar

With its precise linearity, the Willems-Willems logo symbolizes the slate soils of the Konzer Tälchen ('Little Konz Valley') off the Saar.


Shell limestone in Rheinhessen

Round, soft shapes pictorially represent the gustatory experience of Hofmann wines, influenced by the climactic and topographical conditions of the Appenheim vineyards and their soils.


Tasting room

Bright, modern and tailored to their taste: with its clean, unadorned Bauhaus style, Carolin and Jürgen Hofmann’s new tasting room was a long-held dream now come true. A place to relax, taste in good company, sip and enjoy. Set amid a verdant tableau that looks out onto the surrounding vineyards and the glassy new cellar, the Vinothek is the ideal spot to savor both the Willems-Willems and Hofmann portfolios of wines.


Sundays and holidays are reserved for family time, but the Hofmann's look forward to welcoming you on all other days in the tasting room and for a tour of the facilities.


Virtual Tour:

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Hours of operation:

Mondays - Fridays from 8:00 am – noon and 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday by appointment from 8:00 am – noon and 2:00 – 6:00 pm (walk-in).


Request an appointment at: or
phone: +49 (0) 6725 300063

Directions to our Tasting Room at Vor dem Klopp 4, Appenheim, Germany:
driving directions

The lovely end to a wine festival in our tasting room
The lovely end to a wine festival in our tasting room

Restaurant recommendations:

Following a wine tasting, we recommend sampling the local culinary delights of Eva Eppard at Restaurant Hundertguldenmühle, Restaurant Pastis, Restaurant Elder in Gau-Algesheim or Landgasthof Engel-Schwabenheim (open for lunch).


Carolin and Jürgen Hofmann value open and honest communication in all aspects of their private and professional lives. It's part of their personal charm, certainly, but also has helped foster some tremendous partnerships:


Eight estates, six winegrowing districts, one idea: Simply Wine is, well... simply wine! Joint stand at ProWein Düsseldorf, tastings, events and much more.



The younger side of the Mosel: 15 vintners, all young and all making great wine.


A fantastic local community that brings people together to taste, discuss and talk shop. Culminates each year in the legendary "Picnic in Hundertgulden"


After talking with our dear friend Guido Walter, a wine retailer from Munich, the idea took shape for a lightly sparkling wine from Germany with a great name and an even better taste.

Find our wines

Carolin and Jürgen Hofmann's wines are available at a variety of retail outlets and restaurants around Germany. We'd be glad to send you a list of locations where our wines can be found in your area.

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