Weingut Schloss Lieser is situated near Bernkastel-Kues in the Middle Mosel region of Germany. The magnificent schloss, or castle, built of gray slate between 1885 and 1895, was once the seat of Baron von Schorlemer, and the adjacent vineyards were established in 1904. The estate was sold in the 1970's and suffered a decline in quality, but then in 1992 along came Thomas Haag. He reorganised the estate and bought it in 1997. Thomas comes from a family of winemakers, he is the son of Wilhelm Haag and brother of Oliver Haag (Weingut Fritz Haag). The family legacy at Schloss Lieser is assured as Thomas' daughter Lara and son Niklas have joined him in the business.
Thomas' hard work restored Schloss Lieser to its former glory, and it is now once more one of the best and most renowned wineries in the Mosel. The only grape under cultivation is Riesling; 13 hectares are under vine in eight prestigious single vineyard sites in Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, Kestener Paulinsberg, Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Brauneberger Juffer, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Lieser Niederberg Helden, Graacher Himmelreich, and Bernkasteler Doctor. Everything is done as naturally as possible in the vineyard and in the winery. The grapes are hand-picked with a strict selection process, soft pressed, and spontaneously fermented with native yeasts in either stainless steel or wood depending on the required style of the finished wine. Schloss Lieser produce a superb range of styles from bone dry Trocken to rich Auslese. These are complex wines with a subtle balance.