• 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, […]

 „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

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 processes 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.

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Sustainable Wine from Germany: fair’n green

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.

Wine Estate Karl Petgen offers Sustainable Wine from Germany
 

Wine Estate Karl Petgen

 

Wine Region Ahr

Sustainable Wine from Vinyard Meyer Näkel Germany

Wine Estate Meyer-Näkel Ahr

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Wine Estate Jean Stodden

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Wine Region Mosel

Weingut Karl Petgen Nachhaltiger Weinbau in Deutschland

Wine Estate Karl Petgen

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Wine Estate von Othegraven

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Wine Estate Lubentiushof

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Craftmanship at Wine Estate Clemens Busch Mosel Sustainable Wine from Germany

Wine Estate Clemens Busch

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Wine Estate Reinhold Haart

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Sustainable Wine from Heymann-Löwenstein Germany

Wine Estate Heymann-Loewenstein

“FAIR'N GREEN makes a significant and contemporary contribution to securing the future of German viticulture, to the development of a ...
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Wine Estate Karthaeuserhof

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Wine Estate St. Urbans-Hof

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Wine Region Rheingau

Sustainable Wine form Germany by Eva Fricke

Wine Estate Eva Fricke

"FAIR'N GREEN offers me an internal quality control and assistance for sustainably developing my business and to uncover weaknesses. Externally, ...
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Wine Estate Georg Breuer

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Wine Region Nahe

 

Wine Estate Dönnhoff

Wine Estate Doennhoff "This holisitc sustainability concept is very convincing. We are aware of our historic roots and we carry ...
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Wine Region Rhinehesse

Wine Estate Spiess

Wine Estate Spiess "To us, FAIR'N GREEN is the system, which grasps exactly our understanding of sustainability and resource management ...
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Wine Region Palatinate

Sustainable Wine Philipp Kuhn Germany

Wine Estate Philipp Kuhn

“To me, the system “FAIR and GREEN” is important because an increasing number of customers from Scandinavia ask for sustainability ...
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Sustainable Wine Axel Neiss Germany

Wine Estate Axel Neiss

Wine Estate Axel Neiss “FAIR and GREEN corresponds with our understanding of sustainability – in the vineyard and in the ...
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Sustainable Wine from Jochen Schmitt Germany

Wine Estate Egon Schmitt

„We have already been working in our vineyards according to the guidelines of the controlled environmentally friendly viticulture for more ...
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Wine Estate Ernst and Mario Zelt

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Wine Region Baden

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Wine Estate Blankenhorn

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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.

Wine Estate von Othegraven

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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.


Wine Estate Lubentiushof

“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.


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Wine Expert Markus del Monego praises FAIR'N GREEN

Markus del Monego

Markus del Monego is on the Advisory Board of FAIR and GREEN

Markus del Monego, sommelier and wine expert, praises the sustainability standard FAIR'N GREEN. Markus del Monego won the ASI Sommelier World Championship in 1998 and carries the title Master of Wine since 2003, being the first person ever to unite these titles. His goal is to give people an understanding for the appreciation of enjoyment and high quality products. To this end, del Monego became part of the Advisory Board of the FAIR'N GREEN sustainibility system.

"The concept of Fair and Green is convincing. Working sustainably becomes more and more important in wine growing, in the cellar and in sales. Being considerate of the environment and keeping it in equilibrium with social and economic aspects - that is our challenge. Acting sustainably enables a more conscious approach to wine and can increase its quality. Ideally, there will be two winners: nature and human kind." - Markus del Monego


Wine Expert Markus del Monego on Advisory Board

Slow Wine Expert Kai Wagner on the Advisory Board

Kai Wagner Beirat Fair and Green

Kai Wagner ist jetzt im Beirat von Fair and Green

Kai Wagner to FAIR and GREEN: "The ecological crisis is currently the biggest threat to humanity. An inconvenient truth, as the problem can't just simply be delegated to politics or another instance. Every individual is called upon to contribute and we're all going to have to change our lives. FAIR and GREEN is the first holisitic approach in the world of wine to counter the problem and to seek, find and implement feasible solutions. The approach is right. Now it's up to the people and their effort to let actions follow."

Kai Wagner is an author for Slow Food magazine and together with Ulrich Steger author of the first Slow Wine guide in German: "Die Avantgarde der deutschen Winzer: Slow Wine und seine Erzeuger im Porträt" ( The Avant-Garde of German Wine Growers: Slow Wine and its Producers in Portrait) . In the book. the wine experts have portrayed 46 wine growers and clarified their principles and conducts. The book's aim is to compare and make comprehensible the myriad approaches to what is good and sustainable wine. Through his experience with well-known wine growers, Mr. Wagner will actively support the development of FAIR and GREEN e.V. on the advisory board.




Slow Wine Expert Kai Wagner

Undersecretary Ulrich Kelber champions FAIR'N GREEN

Ulrich Kelber

Ulrich Kelber, parliamentary undersecretary for the Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection


"FAIR’N GREEN is one of the most exciting projects, which I learned about in the past few years. The cooperation of wine growers and scientists, i.e. theory and practice, the clear commitment to the common goal of sustainability with concurrent transparency along the way, has convinced me right off the start. That's why I support FAIR'N GREEN and advertise it in my political surroundings, so that as many people as possible look at the idea, the projects and the actors, as it might also be very useful in other areas of agriculture. 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."

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Ulrich Kelber