Finck´s winery

Finck’s winery,
19th century

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When standing in front of the Nierstein town hall today one may not know that this was once one of the most important wineries in Rheinhessen.

But let's start at the beginning: It all began when the entrepreneur Philipp-Josef Finck made a bargain in 1847: he bought a very cheap winery elsewhere in Nierstein. He acquired a few more vineyards and finally bought a vineyard called "Glöck" from Count Buol-Schauenstein, which in 1850 was already know as a "location of European reputation". And as the clever businessman that he was, Philip-Josef Finck made his Glöck wines an own brand. He created his own logo, a myth and even had a song composed about the “Glöck” vineyard. Today one would say: good image-branding and clever marketing - but back then such things were rather new! Finck's patented his trademark - a little finch on a bell – and printed it on the labels of his bottles. And since the Glöck Rieslings were indeed really very good wines, one success followed another. For example in 1867 at the world exhibition in Paris or in 1893 in Chicago. Finck's Glöck wines and his entrepreneurial skills also increased the good reputation of Rheinhessen wines at large all over the world.
After acquiring the Glöck, Finck had a new manor built: a prestigious three-wing complex in classical style: today's town hall, which we are now standing in front of. Today the property is a heritage building. The former flower- and kitchen-garden behind the house is now open to everyone as a city park. You will get to know the Glöck itself as a further stop during our audio tour.

To get to our next station, go up the street, turn left at the intersection and left again into the street called “Bildstockhohl”. The map on this page shows you the way.

Route to the next station:

Winary Karl Ludwig Schmitt

Finck’s winery,
19th century

  • English
    • German
    • French
    • Dutch

When standing in front of the Nierstein town hall today one may not know that this was once one of the most important wineries in Rheinhessen.

But let's start at the beginning: It all began when the entrepreneur Philipp-Josef Finck made a bargain in 1847: he bought a very cheap winery elsewhere in Nierstein. He acquired a few more vineyards and finally bought a vineyard called "Glöck" from Count Buol-Schauenstein, which in 1850 was already know as a "location of European reputation". And as the clever businessman that he was, Philip-Josef Finck made his Glöck wines an own brand. He created his own logo, a myth and even had a song composed about the “Glöck” vineyard. Today one would say: good image-branding and clever marketing - but back then such things were rather new! Finck's patented his trademark - a little finch on a bell – and printed it on the labels of his bottles. And since the Glöck Rieslings were indeed really very good wines, one success followed another. For example in 1867 at the world exhibition in Paris or in 1893 in Chicago. Finck's Glöck wines and his entrepreneurial skills also increased the good reputation of Rheinhessen wines at large all over the world.
After acquiring the Glöck, Finck had a new manor built: a prestigious three-wing complex in classical style: today's town hall, which we are now standing in front of. Today the property is a heritage building. The former flower- and kitchen-garden behind the house is now open to everyone as a city park. You will get to know the Glöck itself as a further stop during our audio tour.

To get to our next station, go up the street, turn left at the intersection and left again into the street called “Bildstockhohl”. The map on this page shows you the way.

Route to the next station:

Winary Karl Ludwig Schmitt

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