Sekthaus Raumland, Rheinhessen

Volker Raumland is German-Sekt’s wunderkind.  „Sparkling Wine is love and passion to me” pronounces Volker Raumland who founded the sparkling wine house in 1990. The estate comprises a country house built in 1912 surrounded by 10 hectare rolling hills where Raumland planted the traditional Champagne-grapes as Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier and some German Riesling. “We farmed the vineyards ecologically from the start for a very simple reason: Both of our daughters suffer of neurodermatitis and have to nourish themselves naturally. Our product must cope with this standard!”

For some years already the “Gault Millau Vine Guide for Germany” identifies him as Germanys best sparkling wine producer. In its last issue from 2013 the journal celebrates the “2002 Chardonnay Prestige brut” sparkling wine as “the best, ever in Germany produced sparkling wine”. Wine-critic Stuart Pigott agrees and certifies: “That’s how one envisions excellent Champagne, but often the Champagnes do not comply with these expectations.”

Longtime ecological cultivation, meticulous work in the vineyard, manual vintage, using only the juice of the first compression, tender handling in the cellar and a long resting on the yeast are Raumland’s ingredients to create his outstanding sparkling wines.