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Helmut Dönnhoff at a wine tasting
Dönnhoff bottles of wine from the Oberhäuser Leistenberg vineyard

Weingut Hermann Dönnhoff is a German wine grower and producer based in Oberhausen, in the wine-growing region of Nahe, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The Dönnhoff family have been making wine in this region since 1750.[1][2][3]

From 1971, the Geisenheimer Helmut Dönnhoff has been in charge of winemaking at this estate[4] and has been described by wine critics Hugh Johnson as having a "fanatical commitment to quality, and a remarkable natural talent for winemaking"[5] and as a "superstar" of the region by Robert Parker.[3] Helmut was named German Winemaker of the Year in 1999 by the Gault Millau Guide to German Wines.[1][6]

Eighty percent of Dönnhoff's twenty hectares[2] of vineyard holdings grow Riesling grapes, with the remaining twenty percent Pinot blanc and Pinot gris.[1][7] Depending on the vintage, around 10,000 cases of wine are produced by this estate each year.[1][8]

Dönnhoff is a member of the Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweingüter.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d Diel, Armin (2009). WeinGuide Deutschland 2009. Christian Verlag. p. 466. ISBN 978-3-88472-912-0. 
  2. ^ a b TheWineDoctor - Donnhoff
  3. ^ a b Parker, Robert (2005). The World's Greatest Wine Estates. Simon & Schuster. p. 429. ISBN 978-0-7432-3771-0. 
  4. ^ Weingut Hermann Dönnhoff - wein-plus.eu
  5. ^ Johnson, Hugh (2003). Hugh Johnson's Wine Companion. Mitchell Beazley. p. 253. ISBN 1-84000-704-4. 
  6. ^ World Gourmet Summit 2005
  7. ^ WineAnorak - German Wines, Donnhoff, Nahe
  8. ^ a b VDP.Die Prädikatsweingüter - Weingut Dönnhoff

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