• "Excellent wines are produced only with accuracy in the vineyards consistent with nature. Hence we maintain our soil sustainable in order to keep its vitality - especially for further generations of humen and vine stocks.The philosopy of FAIR'N GREEN reflects exaclty this vision of sustainable viniculture. It is linked to socieltal, resposible action and fair […]

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.

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 „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

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"Excellent wines are produced only with accuracy in the vineyards consistent with nature. Hence we maintain our soil sustainable in order to keep its vitality - especially for further generations of humen and vine stocks.The philosopy of FAIR'N GREEN reflects exaclty this vision of sustainable viniculture. It is linked to socieltal, resposible action and fair cooperation between staff customers and suppliers." 

Wine Estate Karl Pfaffmann

The wine estate  Karl Pfaffmann is operated by several generations. The vineyards are located near by the municipality of Walsheim. In total the plant consists out of 60 hectare. The wine estate Pfaffmann is working with accuracy in consistency with nature. Therefore the quality is already formed at the wine stock.

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Wine Estate Karl Pfaffmann

Sustainable Wine from Vinyard Meyer Näkel Germany

“Sustainability is a key term for our generation, for only with sustainable management in social, ecological and economic fields we are able to secure the viticulture, wine cultural landscape and therefore our livelihood and those of future generations!”

 

Weingut Meyer-Näkel Ahr

Ahr, Germany

The Meyer-Näkel vineyard in Dernau has already existed for five generations and has traditionally cultivated with passion and an uncompromisingly awareness for quality wines, mainly red. 90 percent of the 18 hectares wine growing area are planted with Pinot noir and Frühburgunder that grow on the steep, slate shaped sitings of the Mittelahr.

For further information, visit:

http://www.meyer-naekel.de/


Wine Estate Meyer – Näkel Ahr

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Domaine Pfister

Elsass, Frankreich

“We are operating in viniculture for eight generations. It is important for us to maintain our culture, Savoir-Faire, the nature and our soil. We want to ensure that that topic continues. Sustainability is a worldwide goal which is reached more easily and quicker in exchange with internatinal colleagues than alone - and FAIR N'GREEN is the right system to reach it. The approach is innovative, all pillars of sustainability are considered and measured. Each part of the value chain is considered: the wine grower, the staff, the customer and most of all the nature! Vive FAIR'N GREEN” - Mélanie Pfister, winer maker in 8th generation

 

The wine estate Pfister is located in Dahlenheim, Alsace. It is operated hy the familiy since 1780. Parts of the cultivated land was alreasy mentioned in 884. In 1985 the Scharrachberg was classified als Grand Cru.

Der Grand Cru Engelberg is located between 250 and 300 meters above sea level. It consistes out of two areas under cultivation, seperatued through a quarry. Our parcels are located at the eastern part of the Grand-Cru area: the soil contains marl and chalk.

For further information, visit:

www.domaine-pfister.com


Wine Estate Dormaine Pfister

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"The holistic concept of FAIR' GREEN is convincing. It does not only consider sustainability aspects of the work within the vineyards but also the respect towards nature and the community. To me, FAIR'N GREEN is an important additive to our selfobligation of ecological viniculture. In combination, it helps us to preserve the cultural landscape for future generations to come."

Barbara Rundquist-Müller, Inhaberin

Wine estate Witwe Dr. H. Thanisch - Erben Müller Burggraef

Moselle, Deutschland

By admitting the wine estate Witwe Dr. Thanisch - Erben Müller Burggraef, FAIR'N GREEN welcomes another renowend winery from the Moselle. The eponymous vineyard "Bernkasteler Doctor" belongs to the best vineyards in the world and often mentioned in the same breath as Romanée-Conti (DRC) in Burgundy. It is definitely among the top vineyards in Germany. On an area of 14.25 hectares, the winery majorly produces Riesling in steep vineyards.

In 2007, Mrs. Barbara Rundquist-Müller bought the wine estate. She is the niece of Margit Müller-Burggraef, the grand daughter of eponymous Dr. Hugo Thanisch. Alongside her husband Erik and their two sons, Mrs. Rundquist-Müller leads the winery true to the motto: "Tradition and Innovation".

Managing director of the winery is Maximilian Ferger, a sympatic wine maker who first wanted to be a veterinary surgeon but reconsidered and decided to start studying wine making at the university of Geisenheim. He works at the winery Witwe Dr. Thanisch - Erben Müller Burggraef since 2008 and produces, not only top-notch Riesling, but also Pinot Noir, as he has known them from his apprenticeship in austrias wine region of Burgenland.

Lately, the winery built a new cellar, which oversees most of the vineyard and invites the visitor to a magnificent view over the whole Moselle area. Aspects of sustainability were included in the choice of building materials and guarantees high energy efficiency. Furthermore, rainwater reservoirs and compensational areas for boosting biodiversity are included as well.

The winery is a member of the FAIR'N GREEN association since 2015 and seeks an additional certification according to EU-Bio Standart, which is generally suported by FAIR'N GREEN. We are more than happy to welcome this renowned winery in our association.

 

For further information, visit:

http://www.dr-thanisch.de/


Wine estate Witwe Dr. H. Thanisch – Erben Müller Burggraef

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"FAIR'N GREEN is the right system to promote and establish sustainability in viniculture. It is important to me to create a positive and pleasent environment for my family and my employees. I want to consign a well structured and future oriented winery to my children.  - Erich Berger

Wine Estate and Guesthouse Berger

Kremstal, Austria

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The family-run winery Berger is situated in the austrian Kremstal area and operates about 20 ha of vineyards. They majorly grow white wine, especially Grüner Veltliner, Riesling and yellow muscatel, but also a few hectares of red wine.

A specialty of the estate is the guesthouse, in which visitors can rest after a long journey or stay for a getaway. The winery is managed by Erich Berger, whose whole family is working in the estate. The winery is a member of the FAIR'N GREEN association since 2016.

Erich Berger: "FAIR'N GREEN is the right system to promote and establish sustainability in viniculture. It is important to me to create a positive and pleasent environment for my family and my employees. I want to consign a well structured and future oriented winery to my children.  

 

For further information visit:

Internet: www.weingut-berger.com


Wine Estate Berger

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FAIR'N GREEN has convinced us with the holistic approach. Not only does it include the work in the vineyard, but also the procedures in the cellar, the marketing and after all, the social aspects. By participating in the FAIR'N GREEN association, we have obligated ourselves to measurably increase our performance towards sustainability in all of these aspects.

- Gerhard Wohlmuth Sen.

Wine Estate Wohlmuth

Steiermark, Österreich

Wine  Estate Wohlmuth

For more than 200 years, the Wohlmuth family produces wine in the austrian state of Steiermark. Among their most important grape varieties are Sauvignon Blanc and Yellow Muscatel, which is grown more than 500m above sealevel in steep vineyards.

The whole family is involved in the business which nowadays managed by Gerhard Wohlmuth Junior. The winery is member of  FAIR'N GREEN since 2016.

Gerhard Wohlmuth Senior:
"FAIR'N GREEN has convinced us with the holistic approach. Not only does it include the work in the vineyard, but also the procedures in the cellar, the marketing and after all, the social aspects. By participating in the FAIR'N GREEN association, we have obligated ourselves to measurably increase our performance towards sustainability in all of these aspects."

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Two times Gerhard Wohlmuth: Junior and Senior

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:
WEINGUT WOHLMUTH
Gerhard + Maria Wohlmuth
A-8441 Fresing 24
Südsteiermark - Österreich
Telefon: +43 / (0) 3456 2303
Fax: +43 / (0) 3456 2121
wein@wohlmuth.at

 


Wine Estate Wohlmuth

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"Our attitude and behaviour has always been sustainability driven. It was therefore logical to show our ambitious work through a strong label. FAIR'N GREEN is the holistic approach within the wine sector that we want to pursuit in the future."

Wine Estate Braunewell

Winery Braunewell is a member of FAIR'N GREEN for a shot time. The family-run winery in Rhinehesse is led by the brothers Stefan and Christian Braunewell and is know for their red and white wines, as well as its multifaceted sprakling wine. In the current Gault Millau the winery is awarded with 3 out of 5 grapes. In the renowned wine guide Eichelmann it receives 3.5 out of 5 stars.

For a few years, sustainability is a well known topic in the winery and has been developed through self emplyes initiatives. In cooperation with the FAIR'N GREEN association the winery is able to further increase its sustainability measures and share its experiences with the associates.

 

For further information, visit:

www.weingut-braunewell.de


Wine Estate Braunewell

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"I'm with FAIR'N GREEN because it's a realistic, authentic and honest certificate - oriented towards the future: It shows the consumer true sustainability of the producers!" - Gunter Künstler

Künstler Winery

Like many wineries the Künstler wine estate is looking back at a long history but dating back to the year 1648 is indeed impressive. Since the middle of the 17th century the family grows wine, however only since after the Second World War in the Rheingau of western Germany. A significant period of the wineries' history is set in South Moravia, the most imporant wine- growing region of former Czechoslovakia. This may be the reason why we today find wines such as the Grüne Veltliner among the grape portfolio of the winery, which is more common in Austria oder Czechoslovakia than german wine growing regions. After the end of the Second World War the family had to leave South Mähren and settled in the Rheingau instead. The father of todays owner and manager, Gunter Künstler, worked as manager for severeal wineries in the region before (re)opening his own estate in 1965. Since 1988 Gunter Künstler takes charge for the development of the winery. In 1994 the winery was accepted into the VDP, german association for premium wineries. Since 2016 it is a member of FAIR'N GREEN and certified accordingly to the sustainability standard.

Get in contact with the winery:

WEINGUT KÜNSTLER
Geheimrat-Hummel-Platz 1a
65239 Hochheim am Main
Tel. +49 (0) 6146 - 83860
fax. +49 (0) 6146 - 7335
info(at)weingut-kuenstler.de

www.weingut-kuenstler.de

 

 


Künstler Winery

In this year FAIR'N GREEN has been present as exhibitor at the fair ProWein. The aim was to introduce the system for sustainable wine. Due to the location a lot of visitors could be informed about sustainability. We got to know different visitors like winegrowers,  dealers and other persons from the wine industry. Some of the visitors were curious because they had seen the logo at a members place. In total 21 of our members were at the fair as exhibitors.

We are looking forward to the cooperation and we hope to welcome the first new members soon.

 


ProWein Report

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"There is no 'whatever'. Every working step has to be logical. Therefore we trust in FAIR'N GREEN as modern system for sustainable viniculture."

The history of the wine estate Horcher starts in 2005: Herbert Betle, the master chef, purchases a vinery in Kallstadt. Furhtermore he named a restaurant after the famous restaurant Horcher in Berlin. The restaurant Horcher has been the most famous restaurant in the first part of the last centurary. He named not only the restaurant but also the vinery with this famous name. 

From beginning Herbert Betle has been working together with the winemaker Wolfgang Grün. He completed different internship in Austria, Spain, South Africa, the USA, Chile and Australia. The two men did a great job to make the vinery a modern business.

The vineyards are located in a one of the warmest regions of Germany which has also very low precipitation. The climatic conditions give the wines a flair of the mediterranean area. The harvest is totally done by hand. Due to the wine guide Eichelmann the vinery is one of the top thirty vineries of palantine. The vinery is member of Fair and Green e.V. since the end of 2014.

 

Wine Estate Horcher

Wine Estate Horcher:

Freinsheimer Str. 86a
67169 Kallstadt/Weinstraße

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Wine Estate Horcher