VINEYARDS & CLASSIFICATION
Our Homeland is located between Freiburg in Breisgau and Basel in Switzerland, in south-west Germany, near the Black Forest.
Our main varieties are Gutedel, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.
Because we only have 9 hectares, we are able to do everything within the family, in the vineyards and in the cellar. We are very proud to have been a member of the VDP since 2006 and to classify our wines as „Gutswein“, the foundation of our origins-based philosophy, „VDP.Erste Lage“, the first-class sites, such as our Laufener Altenberg and Muggardter Berg, and the „VDP.Grosse Lage“, Wingerte where our best wines come from.
Gutsweine - vom Löss -
In the west of Laufen, our “Gutswein” grows on nutrient-rich, fertile loess soils without further geographical information.
On deep limestone marl soils we grow Gutedel, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. The Altenberg consists of west and south-west slopes, stays cooler in the morning and stores the evening sun, so it produces flavorful, aromatic wines with well-buffered acidity.
Our Chardonnay and Riesling is located in this Site characterized by limestone. Due to the very barren soils, the vines are forced to root deep and fall back on the nutrients in lower layers. At 400 m above sea level, directly on the edge of the Black Forest and 35 percent slope, there is a much cooler climate. The eastern exposure provides early morning warming and a long growing season. The Muggardter Berg stands for very elegant and never heavy wines.
KLOSTERWINGERTE (before: WINGERTE) / Laufener Weingarten
The qualitative peak of our wines grows in the Laufener Weingarten. It is one of the oldest Sites in Laufen and was already highly appreciated by the medieval monasteries. From the 2020 vintage, our VDP.Große Lage will therefore bear the name KLOSTERWINGERTE. The pure south exposure comes into full enjoyment of the sun’s rays and thus offers warm conditions. In return, the lime marl soil ensures cooler temperatures in the soil, and therefore a slightly later maturity. Small limestones on the surface are reminiscent of Burgundian conditions, so that our classics Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, as well as Chardonnay find optimal conditions here.