Staffelter Hof
Mosel, Germany

Staffelter Hof is probably one of the oldest vineyards of the Mosel region. Proof of its founding in 862 can be seen in traces of certain historical documents. Between Kröv, Dhron and Piesport, members of the Kleins, whose family name is associated with the estate for over a century, continue to succeed each other from generation to generation. Gundi and Gerd Klein have been managing the operations and overseeing the vineyards and crops for decades.

The eldest son of Gerd, Jan Matthias took over the management of the domaine recently and is already contributing to the renewal of its international status. Initially, the young Klein had no ambition to take over the family business, but over time, he gradually fell in love with the profession of winemaking and began studying in this field and that of viticulture. Galvanized by the knowledge gained through his studies and experiences in wineries outside Germany, he then decided to follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. Known as a tireless defender of the Mosel region, he introduced organic agriculture and converted the vineyard by banning synthetic products such as pesticides and fertilizer.

The art of making great wine according to Jan lies in preserving purity, both in the vineyard and in the winery. In the vineyard, he works extra hard to harvest perfectly healthy grapes. In the cellar, he intervenes as little as possible: skin maceration is used to extract flavor and texture, the use of stainless steel tanks helps preserve the freshness and aromatic purity, adding enzymes and clarification are prohibited, and the addition of sulfites remains minimal in the bottling process.

Gault Millau, Eichelmann, and other renowned wine guides were all impressed with the wines, from the entry level bottles to the great vintages. The wines achieve a subtle balance between the sweetness of the fruit and the freshness of acidity. Perfect wine before, during, and after meals.