The origins of the "Fritz Haag - Dusemonder Hof" winery in the municipality of Brauneberg
(known as Dusemond until 1925) in the German Moselle
wine region date back to 1605. After years of apprenticeship in Austria, Wilhelm Haag took over the business in 1957. After years of apprenticeship in renowned wineries in Germany and South Africa, studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Geisenheim
with a degree in oenology and five years as manager of the Geheimrat J. Wegeler Erben
winery, his son Oliver Haag has been running the business since the beginning of 2005. The vineyards cover 12.5 hectares of vineyard area, eight of which are in the Brauneberg top locations Juffer
and Juffer Sonnenuhr
. The extraordinary showpiece in Juffer Sonnenuhr is a 7,000 m² plot of land with 80-year-old vines. The grape harvest is carried out by hand, usually in four passes. In the first round, around 20% of the grapes are selected to make the acid-rich estate wine. The rest of the grapes are destined for the Prädikat wines and, if possible, remain on the vine considerably longer. The winery specialises in dry, fine fruity to noble sweet top wines. The Prädikat wines are marketed under the respective vineyard designation, the quality wines under the estate designation. The winery is a member of the VDP
(Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter). Wilhelm Haag was the chairman of the VDP-Mosel for many years and is now honorary chairman.