Mühlberg 5
65399 Kiedrich / Rheingau
Driving with a navigation system via Mühlweg

T: +49 (0)6123 2308
F: +49 (0)6123 1546

Contact us

The winery is open for you:

Monday to Friday 8 AM - 5.30 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM




„ … going twice, sold!“

Sensational success for the 2018 Monte Vacano Riesling from Weingut Robert Weil at the VDP.Rheingau-Auction!

As the Auctioneer dropped the hammer for the third time on the auction desk at this year’s VDP.Rheingau-Auction in the Laiendormintorium of Kloster Eberbach it became clear: Lot number 25, the 2018 MONTE VACANO in the Balthazar-bottle [12 L] realized a sensational price. Starting with an offer of 1,500 €, the big bottle switched ownership for 18,000 € [Net-Price].
The first vintage of this new Icon-Brand from Weingut Robert Weil with its “family roots” realized an outstanding price. The Magnum-Bottles of MONTE VACANO, which went to the auction as well, reached remarkable 520 € [Net-Price] and was three times oversubscribed. The already limited quantity of one thousand two hundred 750ml-bottles of the 2018 MONTE VACANO were also three times oversubscribed shortly after their premier in the summer of 2020, which lead to a premature end of the subscription for this wine.
The origin of the grapes for MONTE VACANO are in a special parcel within the “Kiedricher Berg” with the historic cadaster name “Lay”. It is right in the transition between Gräfenberg and Turmberg.
From 1875, the founder of the Estate, Dr. Robert Weil, started to purchase selected parcels in the hillside vineyards of Kiedrich. This special parcel was bought by using the marriage portion of his wife, who came from the “Noble of Vacano” family. The Rieslings from this plot received the honorary title MONTE VACANO and remained a “family affair”, which meant that this wine was exclusively made for the Weil and Vacano families. During the 20s of the last century, this tradition felt into oblivion and was just resurrected with the vintage 2018. However, now it is also available for Riesling-Connoisseurs.
This year, the auction only happened online due to the current situation. After more than 200 years of “wet” auctions in the Rheingau, including a tasting of the auctioned wines before and another tasting of each lot before the individual auction, this tradition could not take place. Still, the present commission agents and the auctioneer together with the Vintners created a successful and enjoyable Auction. This was also thanks to the second live-Stream from Kloster Eberbach, which completed the Auction-Business with interviews. After the finale acceptance of Monte Vacano you could hear the traditional “popping bags”, which celebrates high prices, in the Laiendormitorium.