For almost 400 years, the family of Richard Böcking
has been cultivating vines and producing wines
exclusively on the steep slopes in the heart of the
Mosel River valley. Today, the 15th generation is
continuing the tradition of excellence in winemaking.
There are 17 acres under cultivation with 95%
Riesling plantings. Three of our four vineyards are
classified as Grand Cru: Ungsberg, Schlossberg and
Burgberg. The vines in these vineyards are ungrafted
and up to 80 years old.
Weingut Richard Böcking focuses on producing dry,
crisp wines that suit the modern international palate.
All of our Riesling and Pinot Noir wines are from
estate grown grapes and harvested by hand. A small
production of 20-30,000 bottles annually allows for
natural production methods with the least amount of
additives or coercion, a philosophy that is embraced
in sustainable farming practices.
At home in a 14th Century building known locally as
the “Rittersaal,” estate owners Denman Zirkle and his
daughter Sigrid Carroll (a 15th generation Böcking
descendent) have expanded the reach of the Richard
Böcking Winery over the past five years. The wines
are available in the U.S., U.K., Switzerland, Norway, Poland, Estonia and Finland, as well as in Germany. The wines have been well received by consumers as well as influencers in the wine industry, such as Robert Parker and David Schildknecht of Vinious. Wine and Spirits magazine named Richard Böcking one of 12 Vineyards to Watch in 2016. In 2017, four Böcking wines of the 2015 vintage were among 20 from the Mosel that were recognized with Gold or Silver awards at Meiningers Mundus Vini Spring competition.