The story of the Van Volxem reaches back to the 3rd century when the Romans planted vines on the steep, slate sites of the Saar River. The original winery’s remains are found among the fragments of a Roman Villa in the nearby picturesque and historic Wiltingen. In the 11th century, Jesuit monks breathed new life into the vineyards and, after the French revolution, Gustav van Volxem developed the winery into one reputed internationally for luxury wine.
In 2000, Roman Niewodniczanski took over the winery, restoring it and expanding its numerous prime vineyard sites. Organic soil treatment, careful canopy management, low yields, and hand-harvesting among the vines and ambient yeasts in the winery lead to light, mineral-rich, expressive wines. Niewodniczanski compares this precise process to that of making a luxury Swiss watch.
Van Volxem produces 300,000 bottles of Riesling and Weissburgunder annually.