Riesling from New York to Tokio
From uncomplicated and fresh estate wines to elegant bottles destined to accompany fine meals and sweet, late harvest wines that will only begin to mature and develop ten years after harvest, Zilliken Rieslings are beloved by aficionados from New York to Tokyo. Wine critics proclaim: Geltz Zilliken's wines are a perpetual player in the international Champion's League of wine. Put simply, they are among the finest Rieslings the world has to offer.
We aren't influenced by international trends and styles (except perhaps by a name like 'Butterfly'). We instead focus on timeless tradition, beginning with our labels, the same as those our grandfather placed on his bottles. There are no compromises when it comes to quality; we do things as they have always been done. Our dry Rieslings stand proudly in our portfolio, shoulder to shoulder with their better-known noble sweet counterparts — Auslese, Trockenbeeren-Auslese and Eiswein. The best of these wines will be sent to auction.
Only selfgrown grapes
All our wines, from the Gutswein (entry-level) to the Ortswein (village) and Grosse Lage (single vineyard), are 100% estate grown and bottled. The quality of our grapes is crucial to who we are and what we do. Our label on the bottle represents a promise the grapes originate entirely on our estate. Our Rieslings are more than just pretty and polished. They shimmer and shine like diamonds. If it doesn't sparkle, it doesn't make the Zilliken cut.