• "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. […]

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

Meeting Vorstand ProWein

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

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Wine Estate Karl Pfaffmann

"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." 

 

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.


Wine Estate Karl Pfaffmann

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Wine Estate Pfister

“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

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.

You can find furhter information: www.domaine-pfister.com

 

 


Wine Estate Pfister

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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 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

 


Wine Estate von Hoevel

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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

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"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

 

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