The wine estate Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Mueller-Burgraef is a renowned estate in Bernkastel with holdings in the most famous sites of the Mosel, such as Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Graacher Himmelreich, Bernkasteler Lay, Bernkasteler Graben, Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr, all with a gradient of more than 60%.

The most famous of our sites is the “Berncasteler Doctor” which is regarded as one of the greatest vinyards in the world. This site is planted with over 100-year-old ungrafted vines, which provide its wines with an unparalleled concentration and unique character.

We practise sustainable viticulture and do not use any herbicides, insecticides or pesticides. We only use small amounts of organic manure and do not irrigate our vines. It is our philosophy with regard to both vineyard and cellar management to work with the respective vintage as provide by nature, to respect the intricacies of the variety and to express the distinctive character of our individual sites. Wine is not a product the character of which can be predetermined, one has to let it grow and develop. Wine means constant change and fascinating uncertainty. With every harvest we try to understand and interpret nature. Our ecological philosophy extends to our work in the cellar. We do not add any enzymes to the must and ferment with ambient natural yeasts only. It is our belief that this way our wines show more expression and reflect the terroir of each individual site.


3 stars
Gault & Millau
2 stars
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
20 x 91-97 points
Wine Spectator
11 x 91-95 points
Wine Enthusiast
4 x 93-96 points
2 x 95 points
Yves Beck
3 x 92-95 points
Mosel Fine Wines
2 x 90-92 points