This now famous site was known as the "Mons Rhingravii" (Mountain of the Rhinegraves) until at least the 12th century, and only thereafter as the "Grevenberg."
By the end of the 19th century, Gräfenberg Rieslings from the estate of Dr. Weil were found on the tables of Europe's high nobility, as well as on the wine lists of grand hotels from St. Petersburg to Paris. The classification systems of that time perpetually ranked both the Gräfenberg and its neighboring Turmberg among the finest of vineyards. Even today the Gräfenberg is viewed with tremendous respect, not least for its outstanding track record in recent years: it is the only site in the world to produce all quality classifications up through Trockenbeerenauslese for every vintage since 1989.
The stony, fragmented soils of the Gräfenberg are deep to medium deep. Phyllite is a major component, interspersed with loess and loam. This soil composition, with its high proportion of stones and excellent water retention, provides the site with an optimal and balanced water supply.
Wines from the Gräfenberg show an intense minerality, nuanced elegance and a long, powerful finish.
Source: Robert Weil Winery