The legendary Karthäuserhof estate is a place of fairy tales. Overlooking the sublime Ruwer valley, we are the eighth oldest winegrowing estate in the world*. Officially founded as a monastery in 1335, this “Farm of the Carthusians” was given as a gift to the monks of the Carthusian order by Prince-Elector Balduin of Luxembourg. Incredibly, the Karthäuserhof has now been owned by seven generations of our family since 1811.
The exceptional quality of the Karthäuserhof’s wines is due in part to the unique terroir. The interplay between soil, microclimate and other inherent natural characteristics give our wines a singular character and tremendous aging potential that has captivated wine fans all over the world.
The Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (VDP) has classified the Karthäuserhofberg as a VDP.GROSSE LAGE, making it one of Germany’s very finest vineyards. This classification is reserved for sites capable of producing the finest of German wines, marked by complex flavors, an unmistakable sense of origin and an exceptional aging potential. VDP.GROSSE LAGEN are reviewed and classified parcel by parcel by the VDP regional associations.