As the oldest estate in the Ruwer Valley, the Karthäuserhof proudly carries the flag for this small but remarkably fine winegrowing region and helped establish its tremendous reputation.
The Ruwer is a tributary of the Mosel River, flowing to the river for 50 kilometers from its source in the Osburg timber forest. Wine has been cultivated since antiquity on the steep slopes lining the Ruwer between Franzenheim and the mouth of the Mosel, a stretch of roughly fifteen kilometers.
The region was previously known as “Mosel-Saar-Ruwer,” giving equal billing to the Mosel’s two major tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. By 2006 the designation was officially changed that year to “Mosel.”
In his “Wine Atlas,” wine writer Hugh Johnson praises the “highly delicate, gentle, unbelievably fine and subtle wines” we grow along the Ruwer and lauds our Karthäuserhofberg as “an exceptional vineyard under the guidance of one of the world's finest winegrowers.”