History of Winneburger Hof
Our guest house is one of the most beautiful half-timbered ensembles in the Moselle village of Ernst. Three connected houses – now owned by three families – were previously owned by the Winneburg family and their spouses.
The Winneburgers owned larger estates in Ernst on the Moselle and later also owned the village’s tithe. The entire property was built in three sections: the first part with a five-sided bay window in 1503, the middle house in 1560 and finally the Moselle-side part in 1578, which is the core and starting point of today’s Winneburger Hof.
There used to be a coat of arms on the gable facing the Moselle, which refers to the previous owners, the Earls of Salm-Salm. The adjacent street “Auf der Winneburg” still indicates the old ownership structure.
Today’s Winneburger Hof has been family-owned for many generations. In 1965, the parents of the current owner, Robert and Rita Andre, married and took over the parents’ winery. Two years later, guest operations started – initially with two guest rooms.
In 1974, the young couple, who now had two daughters in the meantime, dared to expand their winery business for the first time by building a new wine cellar and farm building. Modern guest rooms with showers were also created – an absolute comfort at that time.
The familiar atmosphere and the positive feedback from the guests encouraged the winemaking family to intensify the guest business. In 1979, the guest house was expanded to include holiday apartments as well as guest rooms with shower and toilet.
10 years later, Rita and Robert Andre set up a cozy tavern (Straußwirtschaft) on the ground floor of the house, where house guests and vacationers from Ernst/Mosel and the surrounding area could enjoy the wines they produced themselves.
After serious illness in the 1990s and the death of Robert Andre in 2003, the winery was given up. Rita Andre now continued to run the guest house alone and converted it completely to holiday apartments. Sustainable renovations always ensured that the guest house was maintained to a high standard. Numerous regular guests still appreciate it today.
In 2012, daughter Anke Beilstein and her family decided to take over the business. Together with her husband Frank, she developed new ideas for the Winneburger Hof and started major renovations and modernizations right in the winter. They attached great importance to the careful handling of the old building structure. New bathrooms and apartment layouts as well as multiple uncoverings of old half-timbering created individual holiday apartments with a lot of comfort.
The barrier-free holiday apartment “Moselschiefer” with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms was set up in the former wine tavern and ostrich restaurant.
A new path was also taken with our premium holiday apartment “BREVA”, which, among other benefits, invites you to relax in a whirlpool tub and offers a high-quality box spring double bed and a spacious apartment layout.
In October 2013 we were awarded for the first time as part of the HolidayCheck Quality Selection. Our holiday apartments “BREVA”, “Kirchlay” and “Herrenberg” were also classified with four stars.
Since summer 2014, the Winneburger Hof now offers an cozy outdoor area with our courtyard garden. With direct access to this area, our new holiday apartment “Altes Kelterhaus” (Old Wine Press House) was created. Designed as an independent holiday house, a very special architectural surprise awaits you here.
In March 2014, we were one of 250 companies in Rhineland-Palatinate to be awarded the “Barrierefreiheit geprüft” (Accessibility tested) certification for our holiday apartment “Moselschiefer” according to the criteria of the nationwide “Reisen für Alle” (Travel for Everybody) label.
At the turn of the year 2014/2015 we received the “Award for Guest Reviews” for the first time for our many positive reviews on the platform Booking.com – this is great feedback for us as hosts and at the same time motivation for the future! Since then, we have always been pleased to receive many positive reviews from our guests.