Borell-Diehl

  • Pfalz, Germany
Borell-Diehl

The timbered home that houses this family-owned estate in Hainfeld was built in 1619, but the estate in its current form is far more recent than that. In 1990 Annette Borell and Thomas Diehl married and created Borell-Diehl by joining their families' three wineries into one. Starting with a total of 5 hectares, they have since expanded to 35 hectares of vineyards, all within 5km of Hainfeld, about 1/2 hour drive from Deidesheim. Their holdings are a complex geology of loess, limestone, red sandstone, with deposits of minerally muschelkalk (limestone) in some sites.

Annette and Thomas' oldest son George has taken over leadership at the estate. Having staged at important addresses like Rebholz (Pfalz) Wittmann (Rheinhessen), and Von Volxem (Saar), as well as an internship in New Zealand in 2016, he continues the winery's focus on quality wines of extraordinary value. All the wines David Bowler imports are from estate-owned vineyards where rigorous crop thinning and hand-harvesting are the norm. In addition, no systemic pesticides or herbicides are used and there is no irrigation in the vineyards. As of 2018, the wines are certified vegan by the European Vegetarian Union. 

Borell-Diehl is our cool, under-the-radar source for a slew of great wines "beyond Riesling," including:

-  fun, splashy liters of Müller-Thurgau and St. Laurent Rosé (our top-selling German wines!!!)

-  fabulous Gewürztraminer in a fruity Kabinett style

-  an excellent methode champenoise Chardonnay Sekt

-  a classic Spätburgunder of such quality and value it would beat or compete with any American or French Pinot Noir under $20 that you'd care to name---a must try!

 

Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB3630-19
Sustainable
Borell-Diehl Chardonnay Sekt Brut
2019
Chardonnay
9g/l RS. A classic brut champenoise with lovely creaminess, noticeable fruit, and a fresh, young vibe. Many German wineries outsource their...
Germany

DB0821-21
Sustainable
Borell-Diehl Gewürztraminer Kabinett
2021
Gewürztraminer
40g/RS so yes, a Gewürz with a little sweetness. It’s also miraculously light on its feet and actually has acid. Thankgiving white. Indian...
Germany

DB0853-21
Sustainable
Borell-Diehl Müller-Thurgau Trocken
2021
Müller-Thurgau
An ingenious combination of fruit, restrained acidity but a very clear focus. Our go-to liter of light, dry refreshment for picnics, beach...
Germany

DB3996-21
Sustainable
Borell-Diehl Pinot Blanc
2021
Pinot Blanc
NEW! Classic Weissburgunder in a bright, firm style, no oak, terrific acidity and fresh apples all over. A splendid partner for the Pinot...
Germany

DB8958-21
Sustainable
Borell-Diehl Saint Laurent Rosé Trocken
2021
Saint Laurent
The best value in our rose offering! A liter of light, fresh, medium-pale rosé from the dark-skinned, dark-juiced Saint Laurent grape,...
Germany

DB1048-20
Sustainable
Borell-Diehl Pinot Noir Trocken
2020
Pinot Noir
Exquisitely fruity, silken textured, dry Spätburgunder from the sunny Pfalz. Hand-harvested from estate-owned sites composed of sandstone,...
Germany