Proprietor Marcus Haag

For more than 500 years the estate has been in family property and is therefore closely connected with the wine-growing. Since 1995 Marcus Haag, the grandson of Willi Haag, has been running the cellars in his own responsibility. After completing his studies at the polytechnic (viniculture) he took over the entire management in 1997. He successfully combines tradition with modern approaches in viniculture.

 
Old frame-timbered house in Brauneberg

The small frame-timbered house – the oldest house in town – was built in the 15. century and is evidence of the long winegrower tradition.

 
Entrance to the wine cellar

Behind it lies the deep cellar, partly carved into the rocks, where ideal conditions are guaranteed for the vinification and storage of wines.

 
The Estate Willi Haag | place of business in Brauneberg

Since 1999 the house in the ‘Burgfriedenspfad’ is the place of business. The Haag Family will be pleased to welcome you here in their tasting room. A wine-tasting is possible for up to 40 people, make an appointment through our contact form.

 
Old frame-timbered house in Brauneberg | Willi HaagThe estate is member of the Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (VDP) (the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates). The VDP is an elite group of some 200 quality-oriented German vintners who are committed to terroir-driven viticulture at the highest level. Each member is an individualist, yet all share something in common: the “VDP eagle” – a stylized eagle bearing a cluster of grapes – a symbol of pure wine pleasure. This emblem on the capsule of a bottle guarantees wines of the highest quality from some of the finest wine estates of Germany.
 
Wine barrels in cellar

The wine assortment of the estate Willi Haag ranges from quality wine to ‘Beerenauslese’ or ice wine. In 2006 and 2010 we were able to harvest excellent ‘Beerenauslese’ wines.

 
Collection of old vintages

Caused by the southward position on the weather-beaten slate soils the Riesling wines have an elegant mineral touch with a character. Our vineyards Brauneberger Juffer and Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhrare 100% exposed to south.

 
...About half of our wines are produced for the foreign market, this is the reason for the relatively high share of naturally sweet wines.
 
...Specialist magazines like ‘Der Feinschmecker’ (The Gourmet), ‘Eichelmann’ as well as ‘Gault Millau’ give recommendations on a regular basis.