Viticulture & Winemaking


Viticulture & Winemaking

Here you will find the facts about the work of the winemaker and cellar master, as well as information about the wine-growing climate, terroir, trends in organic, vegan and sustainable winemaking, as well as some history.

Orange Wine

Orange Wine has been the subject of major discussions in the wine scene for several years, although its market significance has so far been very low.  (Photo: read more

Vegan wines in greater demand

Vegan is not only in high demand for food. Recently, people have also asked whether wine is suitable for vegans. But what is a vegan wine? read more

Organic winegrowing in Germany

Organic winegrowing in Germany has been growing steadily for about 40 years now. The vineyard area for organic viticulture has more than tripled in the past ten years. read more

Work in the Vineyard

Harvest is certainly the most exciting moment for the winemaker and when it is seen whether all the efforts to maintain the vineyard will be rewarded with a successful wine. read more

Sustainability in Viticulture

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in German viticulture. It involves paying equal consideration to the topics of ecology, economy and social responsibility in the wine industry.  read more

Soil and Sites

An important factor for the quality of the wine - in addition to the grape variety and the cultivation method - is the location of the vineyard and of course the soil in which the vines are rooted. read more

Different types of wine

When nature has done its job and the grapes are harvested, it is the task of the cellar master to bring the high quality attained in the vineyard to the finished wine. Wine law classifies three types of quality wine - white, red and rosé. The grape varieties and production processes are precisely defined. read more

Winemaking in the cellar

It is a long journey from the vines in the vineyard to sipping a beautiful wine. A winegrower therefore has three professions: as a winegrower, cellar master and more recently, also as a merchant. read more


Today's grape varieties evolved during a centuries-long process of selection. The wild vines that tasted best and seemed best-suited for winemaking were cultivated and ulimately developed into the species known as vitis vinifera. read more

Climate and Weather

The longer ripening period for grapes north of the Alps yields fresher, fruitier wines. read more