- Rheinhessen, Germany
"Weingut Thörle" is a wine estate that is today one of the best producers in Rheinhessen." - Gault-Millau WeinGuide 2016
Thörle is a 16th century estate (1517) in the village of Saulheim in the center of the Rheinhessen. Since 2006 it has been under the ownership of brothers Christoph and Johannes Thörle who manage 19ha in three vineyards: Saulheimer Holle, Saulheimer Schlossberg, and Saulheimer Probstey whose soils are a mix of calcareous limestone and clay with loess top soils. They farm organically here, DE certified as of 2022, growing Riesling, Silvaner, and Spätburgunder here with a smattering of French grapes like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. But as far as the wine world is concerned, this is one of the greatest Pinot Noir estates in Germany. Their grand crus are opulent, terroir-expressive and beautiful. Those cuvees will become available in the US on later offerings, along with their tasty and exciting whites. In the meantime, we are extremely proud and happy to debut their signature Pinot Noir in the Bowler portfolio.