Villa Huesgen

The Origin of Great Wines

Origin. Tradition. Home. Family. Wine Culture.

The Villa is the centre piece of the estate. It serves as family seat, company headquarter and is the symbol for the tradition of the Huesgen family. Built by the famous Berlin architect Bruno Möhring it is till a milestone of Art Noveau. Since it’s final completion in 1904, it is the family home and an unique place for many festivities and events. Inside it’s walls the change of history and lifestyle are united. The family estate is the foundation of a great and old wine tradition which is today continued by Adolph Huesgen VIII.

„To enjoy means to cherish craftsmanship. To make fine wines means to me to savor and protect nature in the tradition of my ancestors.“

Familie Huesgen

Philosophy

A piece of lifestyle - made by happy people

VILLA HUESGEN represents tradition, the region Mosel and an uncomplicated lifestyle. Our highest priority is the production of outstanding wines - fine modern Riesling wines each of them unique and of exceptional quality to be enjoyed on any occasion.

„To enjoy means to show attitude. It is the aim of VILLA HUESGEN to satisfy the taste of our clients and in our wines. That means to us a piece of lifestyle that makes us happy.“ 

„To enjoy means happiness. It is such a great fortune that we are able to taste, smell, feel, see and enjoy so differently. It is exactly that fortune that we savor and happily invest every effort.“

Adolph Huesgen

Deeply rooted and cosmopolitan

Adolph Huesgen VIII, the owner was born on the Mosel and is cosmopolitan at the same time. As a wine merchant he has travelled the world, but as a wine grower, he is deeply rooted to the region. Like his ancestors he has built a close realtionship with international wine merchants, is a friend of „Savoir Vivre“ and is still in harmony with the wine culture on the Mosel.

Today, he manages the family company, founded in 1735, in the eighth generation. His passion for wines comes natural. To create something unique is part of his character. Adolph Huesgen VIII has reshaped the family business with much idealism and sense of innovation into a modern winery, which was renamed as VILLA HUESGEN in 2005. The estate and its wines are dominated by its casual, elegant style which is expressed by the motto ‚Made by happy people‘.

Villa Huesgen Team Weinberg

Villa Huesgen Team

Passionate, full of enthusiasm, the big picture in view

The VILLA HUESGEN team shares the passion and enthusiasm for expressive Riesling wines. Love of the region, work with and in nature, the enthusiasm for the product and a positive attitude towards life distinguish the team ‚happy people‘. Everybody is part of the team and stands behind the estate and it’s philosophy. If you meet the people and their enthusiasm you will be able to taste the passion in the glass. 

„To enjoy means to take one‘s time, for each other and together. Thus, ideas grow and togetherness. Everything that has to do with great wines needs time. And we take the time to create culinary experiences.“

Old Wine Cellars Villa
Wine Culture

Cheers to enjoyment

The right people at the right time in the right place: These are the moments you don‘t forget. Therefore, the VILLA HUESGEN team celebrates wine culture and creates the here and now for an unforgetable experience. For Adolph Huesgen it is important to create a special atmosphere in the Villa Huesgen. According to the motto of the Vienna Secession from 1897 that „Art is for everybody“ the family lives an open house. In the tasting rooms and the magnificent gardens the VILLA HUESGEN team welcomes guests for tastings and cultural events.

„To enjoy means to support diversity. Nothing is more inspiring than to collect new impressions. It is an ultimate kick for the senses.“

Mosel

VH Flaschen Estate

Villa Huesgen Estate

Region and character

Villa Huesgen Estate creates elegant wines with minerality. Due to the highest technical standard of production, they show the character of the region in the tradition of the family. Here you find a unique combination of climate, “terroir” and the Riesling-grape. They form the distinctive taste of the Villa Huesgen Estate wines. Villa Huesgen is a 100 percent delight in the glass: Fruit and minerals, with a harmonious balance of acidity and body.

  • Schiefer Riesling

    Schiefer Riesling
    An elegant nose with fine fruit aromas like mirabelle, apricot and lemon zest. On the palate fresh acidity, elegant fruit, modest minerality and a beautiful citrus flavor in the background. Medium length with a long aftertaste.
    Topic: The perfect food match, mineral and dry.
    Site: Trabener Würzgarten
    Grape Variety: 100 % Riesling
    Classification: Quality wine dry
    Age of the vines:  20-30 years
    Maturation: Stainless steel tanks
    Alterungspotenzial: 5 years and more
    Food Matches: Tastes great to light meat and fish dishes such as Viennese Schnitzel, boiled beef, sole, bouillabaisse, hearty salads or a herb risotto.
    Fact Sheet  pdf

  • Kabinett feinherb

    Enkircher Steffensberg Kabinett feinherb
    An aromatic nose with expressive fruit like apricot and peach, candied lemons, white lilies and hints of mild herbs. Beautiful balance of sweetness and acidity, delicate and elegant with a nice length.
    Topic: A classic from the Mosel and elegant food match.
    Site: Enkircher Steffensberg
    Grape Variety: 100 % Riesling
    Classification: Special quality wine medium dry
    Age of the vines: 30-50 years
    Vineyard cultivation: 

    Trellis breeding, no use of herbicides, sustainable farming

    Vinification: Stainless steel tanks, spontaneous fermentation with a longer skin contact
    Ageing potential:  10 years and more
    Food Matches: Great with Asian food like a light Thai curry, Sushi but also nice with ripe cheeses like Brie.
    Fact Sheet  pdf

  • Kabinett trocken

    Enkircher Steffensberg Kabinett feinherb
    Bright yellow colour with green hue. Expressive nose with slightly reductive start, opening up very well with aroma reminiscent of lime and fresh lemon zest and Boskop apple, discreet spiciness with a hint of floral aroma. On the palate well structured with fine fruit and discreet minerality, juicy finish and excellent length.
    Topic: Elegant dry Riesling
    Vineyard site: Trabener Würzgarten
    Grape Variety: 100 % Riesling
    Classification: Quality wine dry
    Age of the vines:  30 years
    Vinification: Cold fermentation in stainless steel tank, gravity principle
    Ageing potential: 5 years plus
    Food Matches: Light game dishes like rabbits, pigeons or pheasants as well as veal and poultry dishes
    Fact Sheet  pdf

  • Alte Reben

    alte Reben Wurzelecht
    Elegant, distinctive nose of vineyard peach, pineapple, orange blossoms and lemon zest. On the palate juicy fruit and fresh acidity. Forceful with depth and length.
    Topic: A delicate wine for special occasions.
    Site: Enkircher Steffensberg
    Grape Variety: 100 % Riesling
    Classification: Special quality wine
    Age of the vines: Up to over 100 years
    Vineyard cultivation: 

    Trellis breeding, no use of herbicides, sustainable farming

    Vinification: Wooden barrel
    Ageing potential: 10 years and more
    Food Matches: Light meat dishes from veal, chicken or pork like Saltimbocca or cheeses like Manchego or Parmesan.
    Fact Sheet  pdf

  • Auslese

    Enkircher Steffensberg Auslese

    Distinctive and clear nose of ripe stone fruit, exotic fruit, honey, white flowers and herbs. Nicely balanced palate with a fine sweetness and a crisp acidity. Complex with depth, creamy texture and a long aftertaste.

    Topic: Elegant and exclusive food partner, especially dessert wine.
    Site: Enkircher Zeppwingert
    Grape Variety: 100 % Riesling
    Classification: Special quality wine Auslese
    Age of the vines: 30-50 years
    Vineyard cultivation:

    Trellis breeding, no use of herbicides, sustainable farming

    Vinification: Cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks, gravity flow principle, spontaneous fermentation with a longer maceration
    Ageing potential:  25 years and more
    Food Matches: Perfect with Foie Gras, ripened blue cheese like Stilton or Roquefort. With desserts like Crème Brulée or a warm apple crumble.
    Fact Sheet  pdf

  • Mademoiselle Sekt Riesling

    Mademoiselle Sekt Riesling
    Elegant nose with aromas of Brioche and hints of hazelnut. Delicate Riesling fruit. Finely beaded mousse, very dry with only 5 g residual sugar.
    Topic: Elegant aperitif or food partner
    Site: Trabener Würzgarten
    Rebsorte: 100 % Riesling
    Classification: Quality wine dry
    Age of the vines: 30-50 years
    Vinification: Maturation: 2/3 stainless steel tanks, 1/3 barrique, over 12 months on the yeast, Méthode Traditionelle
    Ageing potential: 5 years and more
    Food Matches: Great with oysters, lobster, fish pies or different quiches and carpaccio.
    Fact Sheet  pdf

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VH Winery

Villa Huesgen Winery

Made to enjoy the moment

The single varietal and typical wines of the VH winery come from the original steep slopes of the Mosel river. Gentle processing of the grapes and a restrictive fermentation in the cellars are responsible that the wines produce appealing fruity aromas.  Uncomplicated wines for many joyful occasions.

  • ByTheGlass Riesling

    ByTheGlass
    In the nose aromas of juicy fruit like ripe apple and apricot with a hint of lemon. On the palate well balanced with a fresh acidity, elegant fruit and a discreet minerality. Glacéed lemon on the finish.
    Topic: Uncomplicated wine enjoyment and an ideal food partner for every day.
    Site: Mosel
    Grape Variety: 100 % Riesling
    Classification: Quality wine dry
    Age of the vines: 10-15 years
    Vinification: Stainless steel tanks
    Ageing potential: 2 years and more
    Food Matches: Ideal with many dishes that are prepared with white wine such as pasta with shell fish.
    Fact Sheet  pdf

  • KabiNett Riesling

    Weine KabiNett 2018

    A perfect combination of mineraltiy, sweetness, fruity aromas and acidity.

    Theme: Kabinett wines are probably the most favourite and most typical wines on the Mosel. Only the really ripe grapes are used to produce this light and elegant wine.
    Region: Mosel
    Grape variety: 100 % Riesling
    Classification:

    Special quality wine

    Vinification:

    Stainless steel tank

    Aging potential: 2 years plus
    Food matches: Asian dishes, soft chesses 
    Fact Sheet  pdf

  • Weißburgunder

    Weißburgunder
    In the nose aromas of citrus fruit, citrus zest, green apple and ripe pear. On the palate beautiful fruit and mineral shades with a fine enjoyable acidity.
    Topic: Harmonious and uncomplicated pleasure.
    Site: Mosel
    Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Blanc
    Classification: Quality wine dry
    Age of the vines: 10-15 years
    Vinification: Stainless steel tanks
    Ageing potential: 2 years and more
    Food Matches: Ideal with green and white asparagus. In the summer served chilled with grilled dishes.
    Fact Sheet  pdf

  • Riesling Sekt

    Sekt
      Fine fruity aromas typical for Riesling with a pleasant fresh acidity and a fine minerality.
    Topic: Nice fizzy aperitif or summer drink.
    Site: Wiltinger Scharzberg/Saar
    Grape Variety: 100 % Riesling
    Classification: Quality wine dry
    Age of the vines: 20-30 years
    Vinification: Stainless steel tanks
    Ageing potential: 2 years and more
    Food Matches:  Salty biscuits, strawberries and peaches.
    Fact Sheet  pdf

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VH Flaschen Collection

J.W. Huesgen Collection

Quality obliges

J.W. Huesgen stands for the tradition of wine trading throughout the centuries and the connection to the important wine growing regions of Germany. All wines from the J.W. Huesgen collection come from the palatinate. This region stands for love of life, hospitality and enjoyment of wines with ideal conditions for wine growing.

  • Pinot Noir

    Pinot Noir
    Fresh, fruity aromas of strawberries and red berries.
    Topic: Every bottle made to enjoy wine, guests & life!
    Region: Palatinate
    Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir
    Classification: Qualitätswein
    Alter der Reben: 10-20 years
    Vinification: Stainless steel tanks
    Ageing potential: 2-3 years
    Food Matches: Pasta, and roasted meat and poultry.
    Fact Sheet  pdf

  • Rosé Pinot Noir

    Pinot Noir Rose
    Fresh, fruity aromas of strawberries and red berries.
    Topic: Every bottle made to enjoy wine, guests & life!
    Region: Palatinate
    Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir
    Classification: Qualitätswein dry
     Age of the vines:   10-20 years
    Vinification: Stainless steel tanks
    Ageing potential: 2-3 years and more
    Food Matches: As an aperitif, goes well with light summer cuisine
    Fact Sheet pdf

  • Lieblingssünde Pinot Gris

    Lieblingssünde
    Yellow in the glass it seduces with aromas of honey melon, almonds and a hint of peaches.
    Thema: For all other beautiful moments that make life worth living. 
    Region: Palatinate
    Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Gris
    Classification: Qualitätswein
    Alter der Reben:  
    Ausbau: Stainless steel tanks
    Ageing potential: 2-3 years
    Passt zu: An accompaniment to most dishes.
    Fact Sheet  pdf

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Weinberg Weinberg Schiefer
Terroir

Spoilt by nature

The Mosel is Germany’s oldest wine growing region and due to the moderate climate offers the best growing conditions for the Riesling vine. With its steep slate slopes, the Middle-Mosel offers this grape variety a long ripening season with excellent results. VILLA HUESGEN owns vineyards in the sites of Trabener Würzgarten, Enkircher Zeppwingert and Enkircher Steffensberg. Those steep and steepest sites are located south and south-west and were highest rated by Prussian Napoleonic classification from 1886. Here, we find the black-blue, grey and copper-red famous Devon slate that gives the VILLA HUESGEN Riesling its unique taste as it stores the heat and delivers the minerals. Old vines with an age of over 120 years produce concentrated wines with a high ageing potential.

Enkircher Steffensberg Villa Huesgen Weinbaukarte
Vineyards

Our sites

VILLA HUESGEN owns vineyards in the sites of Trabener Würzgarten, Enkircher Zeppwingert and Enkircher Steffensberg. Those steep and steepest sites are located south and south-west and were highest rated by Prussian Napoleonic classification from 1886. Here, we find the black-blue, grey and copper-red famous Devon slate that gives the VILLA HUESGEN Riesling its unique taste as it stores the heat and delivers the minerals. Old vines with an age of over 120 years produce concentrated wines with a high ageing potential.

Ado mit Glas Weinlese
Wine growing

Craftmanship meets zeitgeist

VILLA HUESGEN wines are a result of a very high quality standard which is applied in the vineyards as well as in the cellar. Strict quantity restrictions combined with pruning and cutting out the leafs are normal procedures. The grapes are hand-picked in various selective stages. Only healthy and physiological ripe grapes are brought into the cellars where they are treated under ideal conditions. 

„To enjoy means commitment. You have to work hard to produce good quality. Our motto is: quality is produced in the vineyards and must be preserved in the cellars.“

Kellerei 7080 2 Team
Wine cultivation

Modern and authentic 

In the cellars, we continue what we started in the vineyards. We try to preserve and improve the harvested quality by innovative cellar techniques, experience and sensitive treatment. But intuition is significant. Here, we trust our cellar master Edgar Schneider and our oenologist Markus Montano Lopez.

Tankkeller

Wine stamped by craft and character

In cooperation with the Mosel estate Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burggraef the ultra modern manufacture was bulit in 2015: 900 square meters equipped with the newest technology. The cellar with 300 square meters has capacity of 140,000 liters and offers both estates potential for further growing. VILLA HUESGEN wines are mostly cultivated and aged in stainless steel tanks and Barrique casks and wooden barrels.

Ahnengalerie Johann Wilhelm Huesgen
Tradition

Pioneers since the 18th century

Johannes Huesgen I (1697-1762) & Anna Sophia Schneegans

The Huesgen family looks back to a history of several hundred years. In 1735, Johannes Huesgen moved from the Netherlands to the Mosel and founded the wine trading estate Huesgen. He and his wife Angelika Schneegans started a tradition to cultivate wines on the Mosel. He found new ways to connect his trade with the world while still being connected with his hometown.

Johann Wilhelm Huesgen II (1739-1782) & Maria Angelika Huesgen, geb. Scheegans  (1741-1830)

While he expanded the estate with a 150 Fuder cellar and house in Trarbach located directly on the wine road to Frankfurt, the „Grand Dame“ represented the estate with charme, skill and charisma.  Even after the early death of her husband she continued the business. Her portrait stands for all ladies and mademoiselles of the Huesgen family and is used as role model for the Mademoiselle Riesling Sekt Méthode traditionelle.

Johann Wilhelm Huesgen III (1778-1862) & Christine Huesgen (1788-1817), geb.Böcking

Johann Wilhelm Huesgen III was distinguished by his knowledge and his vision. To avoid periods of crisis, he built a new branch in Cologne which via the Rhine River offered easier access to better trade routes. In 1826, Johann Wilhelm Huesgen installed an innovative “revenue-calculation system for vineyards”, and he connected the wine qualities with the planets. However, Christine was more grounded. She inherited for the Huesgen family the “Curpfaelzerhof” estate with the Enkircher Steffensberg, parts of which is today again in the possession of the family.

Adolph Huesgen IV 1816-1873 & Friederike Leipprand (-1903)

He founded the Adolph Huesgen wine company in 1869, managed to improve the trade networks of the business by using the improved railroad- and road network. His technical innovations helped to expand the business.

Adolph Huesgen V (1855-1949) & Ida Huesgen (1863-1930),  geb. Böcking

Nicknamed ‚Mosel Bismarck’ Adolph Huesgen V prepared the way for news directions in his generation. He was considered a great innovator for the wine cultivation, cellar-technique and wine trade . He built one of the largest wine estates on the Mosel, cultivated new vineyards in the estates Wiltingen, Kanzem and Sommerau. His wife Ida inherited the significant Geierslay estate for the family. In 1886 he built with 2000 Fuder (200.000 liters) one of the largest wine cellars, and in 1904 the Art Nouveau family home. 

Adolph Huesgen VI (1901-1945) & Lotte Huesgen (1899-), geb. Haussmann

He started to manage the business in 1925, but died at the age of only 44 during World War II. His wife Lotte took over the business and tradition as the mother of 3 children.

Adolph Huesgen VII (1935-2018) & Lotti Huesgen (1939-2013), geb. Simon

At the young age of 20 years Adolph VII took over the business and extended the trade internationally. In the 1970th, the collapse of the German wine market was a compelling reason to sell the wine estates. In that difficult period he and his wife Lotti didn’t loose their passion for the business, cultivated their business friendships with international partners and set the stage for the VILLA HUESGEN of today.

Villa Huesgen Jugendstil Loewenkopf
Art Noveau

Permanent and timeless

Each period has its own style. The Huesgen home as an Art Nouveau synthesis of the arts has mastered and survived the times, preserved its style and has the potential to reinvent itself all over again.

The Magic of Art Nouveau

The Art Nouveau was the last universal artistic style at the turn of the 20th century, practically engulfing the whole western civilization. The style criticized and caricatured the existing society.

The artistic models for the Art Noveau are the organic forms of Mother Nature, especially in the world of animals and plants with its winding, fluid lines. The style has also been influenced by the Japanese art too, with its two dimensional lines and space.

Art Noveau in Traben-Trarbach

Traben Trarbach was the second largest wine trading place town besides Bordeaux at the turn of the century. Traben-Trarbach is marked by its Art Noveau architecture. In 1883, the town got connected to the main railroad corridor between Berlin and Metz, enabled the wine trade to shipments all over the world, and thus created a class of wealthy wine merchants. A leading Art Noveau architect, Bruno Möhring (1863-1929) obtained the commission to build a bridge which connected Traben with Trarbach. Möhring met and connected well with the notabilities and got commissions to build many Art Noveau buildings, one of them Villa Huesgen. He designed the interieur as well as the gardens, creating a unique piece of Art. The property is located between the Mosel river and the railroad track. Next to the home is the building of the former winery, still recognizable by its outer walls. Remarkable is the former theatre hall, in which the guests of the house met for a formal entertainment.

Connecting people and nature

The ideal of Art Noveau is contemporary and has been greatly acknowledged by the members of the 8th generation of the Huesgen family. To incorporate nature in all aspects of the daily life is as important today as it was yesterday.  The VILLA HUESGEN team produces its wines with care and love, passion and the highest claim to their product, encouraging the customers, partners and gourmets to participate in the process. The results of our efforts can be tasted and enjoyed on the estate. Villa Huesgen is an open house, full of atmosphere and beauty, inviting you to spend some time together.

TastingRoom Probenraum Glashalle
Wine Tasting

Wine Tastings with Art Noveau flair

The Art Nouveau tasting room, the unique cabinet, the historic wine cellar and the park of the Villa Huesgen are the locations for wine tasting from 6 persons on after prior appointment. 

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CONTACT PERSONS

ADOLPH HUESGEN

Owner / Managing Director

+49 173-321 6268

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MARKUS MONTANO LOPEZ

Management Assistent

+49 176-96652273

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FAINA FRIEDERICHS

Shipments

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ULRIKE HUESGEN

Public Relation

+49 163-6437901

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CHRISTINE HUESGEN

Marketing

+49 172-5476546

+49 6541-9282 +49 6541-9282

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NICOLE STARK

Facturing

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