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    "FAIR’N GREEN is an initiative that assesses a business both sustainably and holistically. The main reasons for our membership with FAIR’N GREEN is the opportunity to increase the efficiency by which we follow the path we have chosen: Shape the future of the wine estate in a way, in which all aspects of futureproof management […]

Welcome to Sustainable Wine from Germany - Welcome to FAIR'N GREEN

FAIR'N GREEN is a holistic sustainability assessment which integrates business, environmental and societal goals. All wine estates are third party audited and adhere to the fair'n green sustainability standards. We rely on a combination of consultation, review and certification. Consultatition and certification are strictly separated in two independent organisations. FAIR‘N GREEN wine estates are subject to the guidelines of the FAIR and GREEn e.V. association. These stipulate that every wine estate demonstrably establishes sustainability measures and carries them out permanently. Within the scope of the holistic approach to sustainability, the entire mangement, the outdoor operations, the cellar managment and the marketing are constantly optimized. To this end, all wine estates are annually reviewed in the scope of a management audit, the measures are documented and the success is evaluated.

New: Download and share the detailed broschure on FAIR'N GREEN Sustainable Wine here.

 

 „I am convinced that FAIR‘N GREEN ensures that food production happens exactly the way consumers want it to be: fair to nature and people, regional and sustainable.“

Parliamentary undersecretary Ulrich Kelber, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection


Sustainable Wine from Germany: fair’n green

Nachhaltiger Weinbau bei Weingut von Hoevel
"FAIR’N GREEN is an initiative that assesses a business both sustainably and holistically. The main reasons for our membership with FAIR’N GREEN is the opportunity to increase the efficiency by which we follow the path we have chosen: Shape the future of the wine estate in a way, in which all aspects of futureproof management are considered."

Maximilian von Kunow - Wine Estate von Hövel

Certain wine estates are especially rich in history and the Wine estate von Hoevel is one of those: Around 1826 the wine estate was passed on to the son of Emmerich Grach, a successful businessman and elected official of the city of Trier. This son then again bequeathed the wine estate to his grandson in law, Balduvin von Hoevel, after whom the wine estate was named henceforth. The name giver was a forester in the official hunting tenancy of the head of state during the time of the German Empire and later the Weimarer Republic. In the 1950s the wine estate was acquired by Irmgard and Friedrich von Kunow, who are in return relatives of the former owner, Emmerich Grach. Since 2010 the operations of the wine estate are led by Maximilian von Kunow , who by now is the seventh generation in charge of Winestate von Hoevel.

 Like many wine estates of the Moselle region the wine estate von Hoevel specializes in Riesling. It owns the exclusive sites “Oberemmeler Hütte” and “Kanzemer Hörecker” which are cultivated with wine for centuries.

 You can find out more at www.weingut-von-hoevel.de

 


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"We want to take responsibility – not only for nature, but also for human beings and the society. FAIR’N GREEN is comprehensive to us and focuses on a sustainable bond between humans and nature"

Martin Bauer - Wine Estate Emil Bauer & Sons

The wine estate Emil Bauer cultivates wine for five generations. As recently as three years ago the sons Alexander and Martin Bauer took over the responsibility for the wine estate and since then develop it further.

Special emphasis is put on gently matured Riesling wine and varieties of White Burgunder, as well as red wines such as Spätburgunder, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Wines are aged in wooden casks, Barriques, steel or even granite tanks.

 The wine estate was elected among the “111 best german young wine estates” by Stuart Pigott and nominated as “newcomer of the year 2014” by Falstaff Wine Trophy and ranks among the 15 best collections according to the the online winemagazin “Gourmetwelten”.

You may find further details on its website at www.bauerwein.de

 

 


Wine Estate Emil Bauer & Sons

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I am especially convinced by the holistic and practial perspective of FAIR'N GREEN upon my company: My employee's well-being is just as important as a healthy vinyard, natural winemaking and social engagement."

Johannes Leitz - Wine Estate Leitz

 

There are recorded documents linking the Leitz family winemaking history all the way back to 1744.

Johannes Leitz was born much later, in 1964 in Rüdesheim. This Grandfather, Josef Leitz re-built the winery after a bombing raid on the area late during the Second World War. His father, Antonius Leitz had briefly taken ownership of the winery before his premature death in 1966. This left his wife, with her flower shop, a household and of course the family winery to run. So, it wasn't until 1985 when Johannes took over the winery that it once again became a primary focal point of attention.

After taking hold of the family business, he has managed to raise the estate from 2.9 hectares to the 40 hectares that we see today. Over the years, Johannes has gained national and international recognition for his outstanding wines. Internationally, his major markets include Norway, Sweden, the UK and USA.

The growth of the winery has had a positive influence over all the ranges of the wines produced. Specifically the Rüdesheim vineyards of Berg Schlossberg, Berg Rottland and Berg Kaisersteinfels have continued their tradition of being amongst the top dry wines from Germany. All of Johannes' wines carry his individual signature and show off the varied greatness of the Rüdesheim terroir from which they are born.

With all the growth Johannes has achieved he subsequently produced the new label of Dragonstone and EINS-ZWEI-DRY. These two successfull labels have recently been recognized and won the “IF Communication Design Award 2009”.

These other international successes have been a boon: however, Johannes has stayed true to his roots and homeland. He has been working closely with the Ministry of Environment to restore the traditional terraces above Rüdesheim in the Berg Rottland and Berg Kaisersteinfels vineyards.

You may find more information on his website here.


Wine Estate Leitz

Weingut Karl Petgen Nachhaltiger Weinbau in Deutschland

"As a modern-minded company it is really important to us to tell our customers that they can enjoy our products in good conscience."

"For quite some time we have been searching for an association which pursues the goals FAIR’N GREEN addresses and enacts. Membership with an organic growers association was not an option for us, since these labels oftentimes focus only on the technical wine production itself. However, also social aspects contribute to entrepreneurial success. We therefore always put great emphasis in forming and keeping a great staff and try to bind the best people to our company through community spirit. Only the one who is feeling fine and likes to work in a company can contribute to its success. Many customers these days raise the issue of the company’s carbon emissions. Everyone should try to respect the environment while he is growing his business. As a modern-minded company it is really important to us to tell our customers that they can enjoy our products in good conscience. As Saarland wine estate we enjoy the advantage of short routes to our customers. 95% of our wines are consumed in this state. It is therefore also important to us to be working with suppliers and other companies from the region."

Wine Estate Karl Petgen

The Wine Estate Karl Petgen is situated in the village of Nennig in the upper areas of the Moselle River in South-West Germany, directly adjacent to the French border. With an ancestry ranging back till 1720 it is evidently the oldest wine estate in Saarland. All the vineyards are located directly in Nennig and offer the best soils for cultivating extraordinary wine. Since early on, the wine estate Karl Petgen was involved in activities which in today’s world could be categorized under “Biodiversity Management”: As early as 1924 grandfather Peter Pegen cultivated the Auxerrois Grape for the first time in Germany. While this grape is also less common in France, the grape is known among wine enthusiasts for an intense bouquet and fruity taste. Within the system of FAIR’N GREEN for sustainable wine the wine estate Karl Petgen now continues its development towards sustainability.

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Wine Estate Karl Petgen

 

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Wine Estate von Othegraven

"Wir sind Mitglied bei Fair and Green, weil das Konzept einer Betrachtung, unter dem Kriterium der Nachhaltigkeit, aller in der Weinproduktion betroffenen Zweige uns überzeugt hat. Nach unserem Verständnis kann eine Betrachtung für ein soziales, umwelt- und naturgerechtes Wirtschaften nicht auf die Produktion im Weinberg beschränkt bleiben. Verantwortung sollte in jeden Bereich mess- und prüfbar sein."

Zum Weingut von Othegraven:

Weinstr. 1
54441 Kanzem
 
Auf dem Weingut von Othegraven arbeiten Winzer Andreas Barth und Inhaber Günther Jauch zusammen um dem alten Ruf der Saar als Weinregion wieder gerecht zu werden. Das Familienweingut an der kühlen Schwester der Mosel, mit ihren steilen Südhängen und rauen Schieferböden, wird seit 1805 von der Familie Othegraven bzw. ihren Nachkommen betrieben.
 
Das 15 Hektar große Weingut konzentriert seine ganze Vinifizierung auf den Riesling. Feinwürzig, charaktervoll und subtil sind die Weine von den Spitzenlagen am Kanzemer Altenberg und Ockfener Bockstein und werden vom Feinschmecker völlig zu Recht mit vier Punkten bewertet. Neben der Mitgliedschaft im VDP ist das Weingut seit Ende 2014 auch Mitglied im Fair and Green e.V. und setzt auf nachhaltigen Weinbau. Das Weingut durchläuft zurzeit noch den Zertifizierungsprozess.

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Wine Estate Blankenhorn

„In einem Betrieb, der über viele Generationen in Familienhand war, sind nachhaltige Werte kein leeres Versprechen, sondern gelebte Kultur. Mitglied bei Fair and Green bin ich geworden, damit diese gelebte Kultur auch dokumentiert wird."

Zum Weingut Blankenhorn:

Basler Str. 2
79418 Schliengen

Das Weingut Blankenhorn im Marktgräfler Land wurde im Jahre 1847 von Johann Blankenhorn gegründet und wird seit Juli 2014 von Martin Männer geleitet. Das Weingut liegt im badischen Schliengen und hat eine Fläche von 23 Hektar. Hier wird Wein als lebendiges Kulturgut verstanden und mit Leidenschaft, insbesondere für die Region, hergestellt. Das VDP Mitgliedsweingut ist vor allem für seinen Gutedel bekannt, der klassischen Rebsorte Badens.

Martin Männer, ein gelernter Jurist, übernahm im Jahr 2014 das Familienweingut Blankenhorn und bringt genau die richtigen Voraussetzungen für den Weinbau mit: „Ich bin am Kaiserstuhl in einer Familie von Weinbauern und Hobbywinzern aufgewachsen. Die Leidenschaft für Wein wurde mir gewissermaßen in die Wiege gelegt.“ Trotz dem Wechsel ist im Weingut Blankenhorn sonst (fast) alles beim Alten geblieben, vor allem das Qualitätsversprechen. Denn seit Ende 2014 ist das Weingut auch Mitglied im Fair and Green e.V. und setzt jetzt konsequent auf das Prinzip der Zukunft, nachhaltiger Weinbau. Der Weinbau wurde schon seit jeher konsequent naturnah betrieben. Das bedeutet weitgehenden Verzicht auf mineralische und organische Dünger, sowie den Verzicht auf Schädlingsbekämpfungsmittel.

Durch die Mitgliedschaft bei Fair and Green e.V., wird nachhaltiger Weinbau jetzt auch mit System betrieben. Daher setzt das Weingut neben dem umweltfreundlichen Anbau, auf faire Arbeitsbedingungen, sowie auf eine nachhaltige Wertschöpfungskette und auf eine Betriebsführung, die allen zugutekommt. So können auf den Einzellagen Sonnenstück und Römerberg auch in Zukunft die Trauben für die ausgezeichneten Rot- und Weißweine wachsen, für die das Weingut so bekannt ist. Die teilweise sehr alten Reblagen wurzeln auf tiefgründigen und wärmespeichernden Lehm- und Kalk-Mergel-Böden mit hohem Tonanteil. Neben Gutsweinen und Großen Gewächsen, stellt das Weingut Blankenhorn auch Edelbrände, Essige und flaschenvergorene Sekte her.

Das Weingut Blankenhorn ist das erste Fair and Green e.V. Mitglied aus dem Anbaugebiet Baden und somit auch das erste aus Baden-Württemberg. Das Weingut durchläuft zurzeit noch den Zertifizierungsprozess.


Wine Estate Blankenhorn

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Wine Estate Lubentiushof

"FAIR'N GREEN passt zu uns! Uns begeistert der ganzheitliche und praxisorientierte Ansatz, die Betrachtung aller Bereiche des Weingutes, die eben nicht nur auf Weinberg und Keller begrenzt sind. Im Alltag gerät aber schnell mal der ein oder andere Aspekt aus dem Blick. FAIR'N GREEN hilft uns dabei, alles im Auge zu behalten und uns genau dort weiter zu verbessern, wo es vielleicht unbequem ist oder uns manchmal nebensächlich erscheint. Zum Wohle von Mensch und Natur."
 

Zum Weingut Lubentiushof:

Kehrstraße 16
56332 Niederfell / Mosel

Die Quereinsteiger Andreas und Susanne Barth bewirtschaften den knapp 5 Hektar großen Betrieb in Niederfell an der Mosel seit 1994. In dieser Zeit ist die Fläche des Weinguts um das Doppelte gewachsen. Das Weingut liegt komplett auf nicht-befahrbaren Steilstlagen, wie der Gondorfer Gäns oder Koberner Uhlen. Das Weingut Lubentiushof konzentriert sich mit Riesling ausschließlich auf eine Rebsorte. Seit Ende 2014 ist das Weingut Mitglied im Fair and Green e.V. und setzt auf nachhaltigen Weinbau. Das Weingut durchläuft zurzeit noch den Zertifizierungsprozess.


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“One not always needs to enact a new law – Everyone can do something to make the world a little bit better”

Mechthild Heil

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Congresswoman Mechthild Heil, spokesperson for consumer protection of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag, talks about the system for sustainable winemaking, FAIR and GREEN.

The FAIR and GREEN association receives further support from politicians: congresswoman Mechthild Heil, spokesperson for consumer protection of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag, actively supports the system for sustainable winemaking in a recent press release: “Sustainability is not only a trend, but I am convinced that every single one of us, consumers just as well as businesses, can take responsibility for our environment and the society. (…) I’m happy that regional products are being developed further and winemaking in the Ahr region can improve its already outstanding reputation.

Please take into account that this statement has been translated by us and does not constitute an official translation. You may therefore find the original press release in German on the website of congresswoman Mechthild Heil.

At FAIR and GREEN, leading wineries are developing means for sustainable winemaking: Environmental protection, corporate social responsibility and modern business management go hand in hand. As of January 2015 over 20 companies have joined the FAIR and GREEN initiative and taken the comprehensive sustainability audit of 150 criteria.


Mechthild Heil