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Prost! 2017 Riesling Fellowship Recognizes the Work of Three German Wine Activists

On Tuesday, April 18th, Wines of Germany hosted the 2017 Riesling Fellowship.  The celebration honored three advocates for German wines in the US—journalist David Schildknecht and importers Rudi Wiest and Terry Theise.

Left to right: Terry Theise, David Schildknecht and Rudi Wiest
Left to right: Terry Theise, David Schildknecht and Rudi Wiest

The trio joined a group of 20 other Riesling Fellows including Paul Grieco of NYC’s Terrior Tribeca, who believes there is no profound answer as to ‘why riesling,’ other than the desire to “pursue those things that are yummy.”

All three honorees curated a selection of wines, which they presented at a tasting and paired with dinner hosted by Fowler & Wells. Below, their assortment of German wines:

David Schildknecht

Koehler-Ruprecht 2012 Pfalz Kabinett Trocken Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling

Peter Jakob Kühn 2008 Rheingau Trocken Oestricher Doosberg Riesling

Fritz Haag 2012 Mosel Spätlese Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling

Keller 2007 Rheinhessen Grosses Gewächs Dalsheimer Hubacker Riesling

Emrich-Schönleber 2010 Nahe Monzinger Halenberg “R” Riesling

Hofgut Falkenstein 2015 Saar Spätlese Feinherb Niedermenniger Gerrenberg A.P. #15 Riesling


Terry Theise

Von Winning 2015 Pfalz Trocken Ruppertsberger Reiterpfad Riesling

Goldatzel 2015 Rheingau Kabinett Feinherb Johannisberger Goldatzel Riesling

Spreitzer 2015 Rheingau Feinherb Hattenheimer Engelmannsberg Riesling

Von Winning 2014 Pfalz Grosses Gewächs Pechstein Riesling

Selbach-Oster 2015 Mosel Kabinett Halbtrocken Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling

Müller-Catoir 2015 Pfalz Feinherb “MC” Riesling


Rudi Wiest

Wirsching 2014 Franken Grosses Gewächs Julius Echter Berg Silvaner

Rebholz 2003 Pfalz Grosses Gewächs Kastanienbusch Riesling

Rudolf Fürst 2012 Franken Grosses Gewächs Schlossberg Pinot Noir

Rainer Sauer 2013 Franken Trocken AB OVO Silvaner

Salway 2014 Baden Grosses Gewächs Eichberg Pinot Gris

Schloss Schönborn 2013 Rheingau Spätlese Feinherb Hochheim Domdechaney Riesling

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