Sites and Soils

The subsoils are normally chalky scree with, here and there, a high concentration of volcanic basalt and red sandstone soils. The top soils are sandy clay and limestone. In the year 1828, the Jesuitengarten vineyard was awarded the second-highest rating, after the Forster Kirchenstück.


Producing just one wooden barrel of wine per harvest, the Jesuitengarten is the rarest of all our Top Growths. Vines more than 50 years old give birth to loose clusters of small grapes. The resulting wine is delicate and well-balanced, yet creamy and with a tantalising acidity and mineral structure, typical for the vineyards of Forst. The ultimate Riesling with long-lasting finish and sophisticated character.

Ideal serving temperature: 10-14 °C Best decanted !