Pharmacist and inventor Friedrich Koch laid the foundation stone for our winery in 1833 with the first vineyard purchases. His son Carl Koch, mayor of Oppenheim, led it to its present size at the end of the 19th century.

The estate is in the hand of the seventh generation of the family, since 2009 Paul Berkes is the owner.

80% of the 12 ha of vineyards are located in the highest classified slopes above Oppenheim and Dienheim. Since 2010, the areas are cultivated biologically.

Single vineyard, organic grapes and the best sites

Area of Vineyards
Year Production
White Varieties

Resborten Rot
Soils
Winemaker

12 ha BIO certified
50,000 Bottles
Riesling, Silvaner, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Müller Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Scheurebe
Pinot Noir & St. Laurent
Limestone and Marl with overlays of Loess
Agustin G. Novoa

Our Team

koch Family

Since Friedrich Koch acquired the vineyards in 1833, the wine estate has remained in hands of the very same family. All of them are involved in the everyday running of the business and everybody is deeply passionate about wine. After so many years the tradition goes on, however, they are also open for innovation. After all, he who created Carl Koch was an innovator himself!

Our Team

Our winemaker

Our winemaker and general manager Agustin comes originally from Argentina. He has also lived in USA, Italy and New Zealand. After his studies and some experience in organic viticulture in Mendoza, he worked and further studied in Northern Italy where he specialised in cold climate winemaking. In Rheingau he worked for Kloster Eberbach´s Domäne Assmanshausen, creating amongst the best Pinot Noirs in Germany. Since 2018, Agustin is dedicated to creating world class wines at Carl Koch, and his achievements are already taking us to the next level!

Our Vineyard Crew

Our team is the backbone and soul of our wine estate. Abdullah has been part of the vineyard team for 20 years and knows the vineyards better than anybody else. The harvesting crew has also remained the same for the last 15 years. They know exactly what Carl Koch is looking for, which is why their judgement and experience is key in creating excellent wines from our renowned sites in the Oppenheim area.