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 is now poised to take 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 will continue 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. 

Borell-Diehl is our cool, under-the-radar source for bargain Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay... and recently Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir! 

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB8958-17
Organic
Saint Laurent Rosé Trocken
2017
Saint Laurent
Ultra-fresh, dry, medium-pale rosé from the dark-skinned Sankt Laurent grape, sustainably dry farmed with no herbicides, no pesticides; a... Read More
Germany Pfalz

DB0853-17
Müller-Thurgau Trocken
2017
Muller-Thurgau
Müller-Thurgau was created in Switzerland in the 19th century as a hardy, early-ripening grape for table wines. It is now the most widely... Read More
Germany Pfalz

DB1048-16
Pinot Noir Trocken
2016
Pinot Noir
Best vintage yet of this exquisitely fruity, silken textured, dry Spätburgunder from the sunny Pfalz. Hand-harvested from estate-owned... Read More
Germany Pfalz

DB0821-17
Gewürztraminer Kabinett
2017
Gewürztraminer
40g/l residual sugar, 5g acidity, 10.5% alcohol. Estate-grown from 25+ year old vines on limestone-loess soils and vinified in steel. Deep-... Read More
Germany Pfalz