The German Wine Collection expands its portfolio with two major producers

The GWC to import and distribute Weingut and Weingut Kühling-Guillot rings in 46 states

Carlsbad, California, November 22, 2022 – The German Wine Collection (The GWC) is pleased to announce that it will welcome Weingut Rings from Pfalz and Weingut Kühling-Guillot from Rheinhessen to its portfolio of German wines. From now on, their wines will be imported and distributed throughout the United States.

“These are two outstanding producers that many of our top winery partners have asked us to monitor for years. It’s good that we can collaborate with the same common goal of representing German wines at the highest level in the United States. You simply cannot miss the opportunity to import wines from some of Germany’s most famous wineries, especially winemakers such as Carolin Spanier and the Rings brothers,” said Jenna Fields, President of The GWC.

Weingut Rings is a younger winery run by brothers Steffen and Andreas Rings, whose parents once focused on orchards and bulk wine. Everything changed in 2001 when Steffen returned and made his first wines at the estate. From then on, the winery gradually improved the quality and recognition came in 2015 in the form of acceptance to the Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (VDP). Today, Rings focuses on Riesling and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) while working organically, reaching its peak with the two wines from the Saumagen vineyard.

Weingut Kühling-Guillot is a renowned estate in Rhine Hesse dating back over 200 years, with its main estate in the iron-rich Roter Hang (Red Slope). Carolin Guillot, owner of the estate, runs the estate with her winemaker husband, Hans-Oliver Spanier of Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier fame. Hans-Oliver produces wine at both estates, although they market them separately. Since 2005, the agriculture of the Kühling-Guillot vineyards continues to focus on the principles of biodynamics, with the main emphasis on producing the best Riesling wines from the Grosse Lage (Grand Cru) sites. The winery has other excellent choices, including Spätburgunder, Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris), Chardonnay, and more.

Since its inception in early 2020, The GWC has amassed an impressive group of wineries in its portfolio, solely dedicated to German wines. Founded by Albert Behler, owner of the historic Weingut Karthäuserhof in the Moselle district of Ruwer, and managed by veteran German wine importer Jenna Fields, GWC brings together Germany’s best wineries under one roof. , using their skills and know-how.

With Rings and Kühling-Guillot joining the portfolio, The GWC will now represent 20 producers. The star list already includes wines from many famous estates, including Eva Fricke, Friedrich Becker, Fritz Müller, Hans Wirsching, Joh. Joe. Prüm, Meyer-Näkel, Mönchhof, Pfeffingen, Raumland (recently recognized as the first sparkling winery of the VDP), Rebholz, Reichsrat von Buhl, Reinhold Haart, Salwey, Schäfer Fröhlich, Schnaitmann, Wagner Stempel and Willems Willems; all of which are environmentally friendly, sustainable, biodynamic and/or organic.

James R. Rhodes