Founded in 1947,, the winery Nik Weis - St. Urbans-Hof has become one of the most important and classic wineries in the Mosel region. Since 2000, the Riesling winery is member of Germany's renowned VDP (Association of German Quality Wine Estates). From regional-level Estate Rieslings to pretigious Grands Crus, Nik Weis' passion is to express the unique terroir in the wines' taste. Therefore, grapes grow in the least six different, steep sites in both the Mosel and Saar valley. A tranditional, mostly manual cultivation and a natural, minimalistic cellar working practice lead to elegant, well-structured and complex wines with a high ageing potential.

"Schodener Saarfeilser Marienberg" is the name of a rather small steep slope in the Saar valley where Nik Veis owns 3.2 hectares of vineyards. Perfectly south facing, the river below the vineyards has changed its course twice in history and, in doing so , left many gravel sediments to join the older red slate subsoils. This rare combination imparts a feather-like delicacy to the wine which are both floral-and fruit- driven. All wines are labeled with the short assignation "Saarfeilser"

Wine making:

GG wines represent the peak of the iceberg of Germany's top-notch dry Rieslings and are only allowed to grow in Grand Cru vineyards like the Saarfeilser. To ensure the best growing conditions, Nik Weis and his team focus on the vineyards and work them manually by practicing a sustainable and defensive soil tillage and canopy work. Yields are kept very low in order to increase the quality. Only the finest and healthiest grapes with a full aromatic complexity and ripe acidity are harvested in several steps by hand. The gently pressed must is ermented with indigenous yeasts before the young wine rests for several months in tanks. No finings are done and bottling ususlly takes place in the following summer.


The warmth of the Saarfeiler vineyard rises from the glass like the first morning sun. Fine, floral notes, rich with lilacs and peonies, carry over onto a palate of dried cherries and honeydew melon. Balanced, not bracing, radiant with a clear, saline minerality. Elegance trumps opulence in the thoughtful, lacy beauty, whose lithe charms will pair ideally with a light fish dish or a delicate meat composition such as saltimbocca.