New Wine Regions

We are happy to present you our new wine regions which are defining our wine list and menu for the next three months. Discover the character and quality of our four winegrowing areas Wachau, Rheinhessen, Mosel and Nahe.

Winegrower Parties

Every three months we present four new German winegrowing areas and completely change our menu and our drinks list for the next quarter. To mark the new quarter, a winegrower party is always on Elbchaussee with wines that we think are superb. Find out more here.



An appealing bar and place where the hosts understand wine. Young winemakers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Alsace and southern Tyrol have found their place in Kleines Jacob wine bar on Elbchaussee. We believe variety is the spice of life. So we'll be introducing four new winemakers and their winegrowing areas with a chance to try the wine and food typical of their regions four times a year.



A wine bar that focuses on four regions. Take a glance here at our wines and accompanying dishes. Why not try something new or look forward to a favourite dish - from light snacks to tartes flambés? It'll be worth your while because we change our wine list and our menu every three months.



Four regions define our wine list and menu for three months at a time. Discover the character and quality of our four winegrowing areas and winemakers here.



South Tyrol’s eventful geological history generated an enormous variety of soil types over a very small area and made the vastly diverse wines produced by the Nals Margreid Winery possible in the first place. The vines take root in the soils that are right for them, which are chalky scree, porphyritic soils and moraines –primary rock soils from the bedrock of marble, gneiss and mica. The variety of the soils is also reflected in the vast range of grapes.

Nals Margreid vineyard

This area covers 5,400 hectares in South Tyrol, where Italy’s northernmost winegrowing region meets the Alps and the Dolomites and grapes have been pressed for thousands of years.

Grapevines dominate the landscape and are part of culture and everyday life. A culture and tradition that the Nals Margreid Vineyard, with its 150 hectares, has continued in its present form since 1932. Its vineyards are spread over 13 areas along the South Tyrolean wine route, from the northern Nals to the southern Margreid. Between 200 and 900 metres above sea level, protected by the Alpine arc in the north and indulged by Mediterranean influences from the south, nature creates ideal conditions for the high quality of the grapes with 1,800 hours of sunshine a year and big temperature differences between day and night. Truly sumptuous wines are the result.



A few million years ago, it looked like the Caribbean around Jois. The prehistoric rock of the Leithaberg only rose in a few places in the form of small islands from the primordial ocean and all sorts of seaweed, corals and other living organisms populated its sunken slopes. When the water slowly dissipated, the organisms had changed into what we know today as leitha limestone and lent the wines their minerality and saltiness. To put it in a nutshell: as of a certain height above sea level, the range of hills reveals its prehistoric rock, which we simply call slate. On the slopes below there’s limestone and finally in the plain (at the foothills) wind and weather have eroded humus-rich layers and transformed them into chalky clay soils.

Markus Altenburger vineyard

With a lot of hard work and passion for what he does, Markus Altenburger has earnt the winery an international reputation and turned it into one of the most exciting wineries on the Leithaberg within just a few years. A clear focus on low-intervention vinification in combination with grapes from the typical slate and leitha limestone soils in Jois make his style unique. The vineyard’s top red wines are made of Blaufränkisch vines. The full-blooded Altenburger cuvée, which combines both Blaufränkisch and Bordeaux grapes, is stylistically opposite but worth a mention. Grown on chalky soils is a lighter version – interestingly called Chardonnay vom Kalk (Chardonnay cultivated on chalky soils) – and a complex version from the slate-dominated Jungenberg vineyard.



In the Rhine-Main region, the wine villages from Lorchhausen in the west to Frankfurt am Main with the Lohrberger slopes in the east line up north of the Rhine and Main rivers and south of the Taunus. There’s also Hesse’s northernmost vineyard, the Böddiger Berg in Felsberg an der Eder. Therefore, the winegrowing region known as Rheingau is larger than the actual Rheingau region in geographical and historical terms. The result are over 55-year-old vines, which are very appealing and grow in barren soils. “The older the vine, the more pronounced are its network of roots. Therefore, the wines are not only characterised by high must weights and denser taste, but also more concentrated in valuable ingredients and aromas”.

Hamm vineyard

Some 90% of the 7 hectares of vineyards are planted with Riesling, the remaining 10% with pinot noir. Less pruning, old vines and ecological cultivation result in particularly low yields of only 40 to 60 hl/ha. Quality takes priority over quantity in this case. After only 3 years of ecological viticulture, the vines in the Dachsberg developed in a more healthy way. They turned a bold green for a longer period of time and it was possible to exploit the grapes’ maturity to the full. The best grapes were harvested for the first time in this location and turned into a spätlese bursting with taste. With a feeling for the right moment, mature and healthy as well as noble rotted grapes are harvested by hand. This fosters the character of the wines - based on the terroir, the grape variety and the vintage.



The way the river Main meanders is unique. Here the river has cut deep into the shell limestone and formed the steep slopes of the Escherndorfer Lump and Volkacher Ratsherr. Our vineyard has been located in Volkach since 1692 and its history is fascinating. This is where we live, press the grapes and present our wines to wine lovers from all over the world. We relish the interaction with like-minded people and Franconia is where we feel at home. Altogether, we cultivate about 18 hectares of vineyards. We mainly produce cool climate white wines on selected sites around the Volkacher area where the Main meanders along.

Max Müller I vineyard

Rainer Müller and his son Christian cultivate around 20 hectares in their Max Müller I vineyard. The vineyard’s located in the middle of the old town of Volkach. The areas where the vines are grown are situated around Volkach but also in the famous Escherndorfer Lump. Christian and Rainer Müller employ old traditions, so they don’t pump mash and must at all but use gravity instead, which is complemented by modern techniques. Today there’s a young team at the Max Müller Vineyard. In 1991, Rainer and Monika Müller took over the vineyard and their son Christian is now on board too. The second son Toni is in charge of the Sommerach Villa, where wine events and much more are offered.


The location is superb, the atmosphere relaxed and so much more than just a table for four. You can book Kleines Jacob exclusively for a few hours for an unforgettable birthday party, a business anniversary, or an enjoyable family event. You can have our down-to-earth cabin-like room all to yourself with the seating you require. It's difficult to imagine a cosier evening with guests and a glass of wine.



Indulge in some pleasurable moments in the wine bar by attending our winemakers' party that takes place every quarter, or by enjoying one of our cosy, casual wine and conversation evenings, or other exciting events. Take your pick of an event to suit your taste.



Every three months we present four new German winegrowing areas and completely change our menu and our drinks list for the next quarter. To mark the new quarter, a winegrower party is always on Elbchaussee with wines that we think are superb. At the party up-and-coming winemakers present their wines on their own stands. Sample, discover and then find your favourite wine. You can also choose from food typical of the new regions.

Friday, 29 March 2019:
Hamm vineyard / Rheingau, Nals Margreid / South Tyrol, Markus Altenburger / Burgenland, Max Müller 1 / Franconia


Parties start at 6.30 pm

€59 per person

Make reservations by calling: + 49 (0)40 822 55 510


Kleines Jacob Wine bar

Elbchaussee 404

22609 Hamburg



You can find Kleines Jacob wine bar in the most attractive part of Hamburg. Because a Hamburg business steeped in tradition does of course require a befitting address. Situated on the world-famous Elbchaussee, our wine bar in Nienstedten isn’t just very attractive, it's also easy to get to.


Take S-bahn 1 towards Blankenese /Wedel and get out at the Hochkamp stop. It's about 15 minutes' walk from there.


Take express bus 36, or route 286 to the Sieberlingstrasse stop, from there it's about 100 m to our bar.


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