In 2009 Axel May – that's me – became the 11th generation of our family to assume responsibility for winegrowing. Following apprenticeships at renowned estates, a degree in viticulture from Geisenheim and internships in both California and New Zealand, I am proud now to be leading my family's estate into the future.
Weingut Steinmühle is located in Osthofen, in the Wonnegau region of southern Rheinhessen.
Area under vine 15 ha 75.000 vines
Klosterberg Osthofen Goldberg Osthofen Auf dem Schnapp Osthofen Leckerberg Dittelsheim
Positioned in one of Germany's most sun-rich and rain-poor regions, Osthofen enjoys fantastic climatic conditions for growing grapes. The region sits in the leeward shelter of the Hunsrück, Taunus, Odenwald and northern Palatinate highlands, fostering a warm, dry climate with warm winters. We typically see just 500 mm of annual precipitation to go with 1.600 hours of sun.
Loess Aeolian sediment from chalky Ice Age dust Clay Tertiary river sediment from the original Rhine riverbed Clayish marl/limestone Limestone-rich clay deposits from the Tertiary Sea
Gutsweine Entry-level estate wines shaped by their terroir; the foundation of our quality pyramid Ortsweine Wines from our best vineyards in the Osthofen district Lagenweine Single site wines from within our best vineyards