The Chancellor's vine is a rather rare white wine variety that is only grown in Germany, especially on the Nahe
My great-grandfather Heinrich Mees introduced the grape variety to the winery and the lovely Kanzler Spätlese became a permanent fixture in the collection.
While researching the grape variety "Kanzler" we encountered the history of its origins and we found Georg Scheu's idea so fascinating that we put it into practice and strived to achieve the maximum quality with all the means available to us today.
The wines we produce are generally very high quality and aromatic and have a high aging potential.
The grape variety Kanzler was bred by Georg Scheu in 1927 at the State Institute for Grapevine Breeding in Alzey from a cross between Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner.
He wanted to grow a vine that would produce very high quality wines. It should have the respective quality of the first three Federal Chancellors:
Refined like Konrad Adenauer, plump like Ludwig Erhard and elegant like Kurt Georg Kiesinger.
The Kanzlerrebe puts like Riesling very high demands to soil and climate and is very sensitive to fungal disease and frost.
In 2007 there was only an area of 34 hectares in Germany, in 2001, still an area of 49 hectares.