DR PAULY BERGWEILER   Mosel And Rheinhessen  -  GERMANY

The estate in Bernkastel possess vineyards throughout the Mosel River Valley, many of which are in the "best of the best" locations such as Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher and Zeltinger Himmelreich, Urziger Würzgarten and Goldwingert, Erdener Treppchen and Prälat, Brauneberger Juffer and Juffer-Sonnenuhr. 

Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler is owned by Dr. Peter Pauly and his wife Helga, both of whom are traditional advocates of noble wines. The vineyards are mainly planted on, difficult-to-cultivate river valley hillsides and are planted predominantly with late maturity Riesling grapes, which place high demands on their location. A small percentage of the vineyards are planted with Müller Thurgau and Sätburgunder (like Pinot Noir), which are bottled as a remarkable red wine, as a Weissherbst (a special rosé) or as a pressed white summer wine. These wines have proven to be popular additions to the already diversified collection of Riesling white wines. In most years, the Riesling wines range from hearty, juicy table wines in sharp or fruity versions up to the noble Trockenbeerauslese (wine made from dry overripe individually selected berries) and the rare Eiswein (ice wine, made from berries frozen by frost) both of which are rich, luscious sweet wines, often attracting the highest bids at top wine auctions. 

The passion for making good and great wine is practically inborn in the owners of the wine estate. Dr. Peter Pauly, born in 1939, has a Ph.D. in agricultural science and is the offspring of the longstanding wine families Bergweiler and Prüm, first mentioned in official records in 1156.

Dr. Pauly's pride and joy, his 4.6 acre Bernkastler alte Badstube am Doctorberg vineyard facing directly south, yields some of the greatest wine from the Moselle valley, year after year. It is the neighboring vineyard of the Bernkasteler Doctor and is only planted with Riesling vines which are more than 35 years old. It is a full-bodied wine, rich, complex, with great depth and charm as it ages. Dr.Pauly-Bergweiler is the only wine-maker selling "Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg" in the US. The Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg wines have always had a very long potential and mature to greater heights as they age.