It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: steep Riesling vineyards with Saar terroir; an old tradition of winemaking built on painstaking hand labor; a building with an ancient cultural and intellectual history. For Anna and Stephan Reimann, this confluence of factors opened the door for their long-held dream of producing extraordinary wines on the Saar. And so Weingut Cantzheim was founded in 2016, in a region the pair consider the world’s finest terroir for Riesling.

Their first vintage was presented in 2017, just in time for the estate’s official grand opening. That day raised the curtain on a remarkable architectural ensemble that draws on both the classic and modern. Visitors were welcomed into the meticulously renovated Gutshaus, a landmark late Baroque manor, and its two modern expansions, a guest house and vinothek. Cantzheim has since become a hub for gourmet pursuits for the Saar winegrowing region and a magnet for fans of wine and culture from the Trier, Luxembourg and Lorraine regions.

Weingut Cantzheim is well on its way to establishing itself as a regional institution, with an unparalleled program of literature, music and wine culture — always accompanied by inimitable Saar Rieslings from the famous steep slate slopes, warm hospitality and a refined style.