The Winzergenossenschaft in Mayschoss on the Ahr is celebrating it’s 150th anniversary this weekend!
The Winzergenossenschaft is the the oldest wine cooperative in the world (“Genossenschaft” means cooperative). It was founded in December 1868 as the Mayschosser Winzerverein with 18 members and at its 100th anniversary in 1968 it had 240 members. In 1982 it merged with the Altenahr Winzergenossenschaft and in 2009 with the Walporzheimer Winzergenossenschaft, which was the second oldest cooperative in Germany, having been founded in 1871.
The Genossenschaft currently has 432 members with about 150 hectares under cultivation and produces about 1.4 millions bottles of wine, making it the largest producer on the Ahr.
From my own experience, I can say that the Mayschosser Winzergenossenschaft has made big strides in the last 10 years and now produces some excellent wine. Their dry Rieslings and the Spätburgunder “R” Pinot Noir and the Walporzheimer Kräuterberg are great and good values. I’m also fond of their Blanc de Noir.
Their cellar, which was built in 1871, can be toured with a guide and is definitely worth a visit.
The celebration will be going on all weekend. Infos are Info (sorry, only in German).
Congratulations to the Mayschosser! Weiter so! Zum Wohl!
The Winzergenossenschaft Mayschoss then: